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1:12 p.m. and this is the regular meeting of the commission on community investment and infrastructure and successor agency commission to the san francisco redevelopment agency for tuesday, december 6th, 2016, welcome to members of the public. madame secretary, can you please call the first item. >> thank you, mall chair, the first item of business is roll call, commission members he please respond when i call your name. >> commissioner pimentel. >> present. >> commissioner bustos. >> mere. >> commissioner singh. >> vice-chair mondejar. >> here. >> chair rooses. >> here. >> all members are present. the next regularly scheduled meeting will be held on december 20th, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at city hall room 116
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and announcement of sound-producing electronic devices during the meeting. please be advised that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibitedat this meeting. please be advised that the chair may order the removal from the meeting room or any persons responsible for the ringing of one or use of a cell phone, pagerer or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. it's strongly recommended that members of the public who wish to address the commission fill out a speaker card and submit the completed cards to the commission secretary. the next order of business is item 3 report on actions taken at a previous closed session meeting, if any. there are no reportable actions. the next the order of business is item 4 matter of unfinished business. there are no matters of unfinished business. the next order of business is item 5, matters of new business consisting of consent and regular agenda.
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first the consent agenda, 5a approval of minutes, october 4, 2016. madam chair. >> thank you. do we have speaker cards for this item? >> no, we don't. >> commissioners, we have the minutes of october 4th, 2016. does anyone have any edits, comments? motions? >> i approve. >> a motion by commissioner mondejar. >> second. >> second by commissioner pimentel. please call the roll commissioner mechanics please announce your vote when i call your name, commissioner pimental >> yes. >> commissioner bustos. >> yes. >> commissioner singh. >> yes. >> vice-chair mondejar. >> yes . chair rosales. >> aye. >> the five ayes. >> the consent agenda is adopted. please call the next item . 5b, authorizing an
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exclusive negotiating agreement with tenderion neighborhood development corporation a california nonprofit public of pb yuan young community developers, a california nonprofit pba and prein an amount not in to exceed $3500,000 for the development of 140 affordable rental units including one manager's unit, for a low-income families and formally homeless households at candlestick point north, block 10a, bounded by ingerson avenue, m street, earl street, and a mid-block break, and providing notice that this action is within the scope of the candlestick and hunters point shipyard phase 2 disposition and development agreement and that the program environmental impact report for the dda adequately describes this action for the purpose of the california environment quality act k bayview-hunters point redevelopment project area, distancing
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action, resolution no. 52-2016. madam director. >> thank you, madam secretary and good afternoon to the commissioners and good afternoon to the public and thank you so much for joining us. commissioners we're very pleased to bring this item before you. as you recall, you selected a suite of development teams and we're bringing forward an exclusive negotiating agreement and pre-develop loan with tndc and ydc before you now and you should expect to see block 11a shortly in next couple of months. we have the development specialist in our housing division and she will walk you through background, the terms of the ena loan, as well as the pre-develop loan. >> does she work for us? >> yes, she is in our housing division. >> good afternoon directors. as director bohee mentioned
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i'm gretchen beckman for the authorization to enter into an exclusive negotiating agreement in the amount of $3.5 million for candlestick point block 10a one of the first ocii affordable parcels to be developed in the candlestick neighborhood of the bayview-hunters point redevelopment area. i'll start by orienting everyone to the future candlestick point neighborhood. as you all know candlestick point is located in the non-vested southeast jennifer tip of the city of the shipyard. [tpha*-upt/] shipyard phase 2 and candlestick point project complete with residential, community and park space served by new transit
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lines and infrastructure. the first slide shows the plan for the candlestick point neighborhood in detail. when complete the candle stick point neighborhood will be anchored with my the candlestick center, outlet retail space, featuring ground floor space leased to community-serving and mid-sized chain retailers, as well as cafes and restaurants. in addition to the retail amenities the neighborhood will also feature a grocery store, four family child units serving approximately 60 children and internationals african marketplace and to be planned community space. existing amenities of the neighborhood include brett heart elementary school, gilman playground and true hope church approximately half a mile away to the
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northwest of the site. 3rd and street and numerous shops located there is located approximatingly one mile to the west of the site. finally candlestick point recreation area is approximately a quarter mile to the southeast of the site. the 10a site falls under the phase 2 disposition and development agreement. the phase 2 below market-rate housing plan requires that 32% of the total housing units built in phase 2 be below market-rate. these units will either be built as part of 100% affordable ocii-sponsored projects or they will be workforce and inclusionry units to be included by the developer. they are of the first of ocii's 100% affordable lots and units will finish construction this winter.
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this slide is meant to review the rfp and developer's selection project. as you know, staff released a single rfp for two ocii lots earlier this year. respondents were encouraged to partner with organizations operating out of the southeast. two teams complied with this requirement very well, and scored high in the rfp process and thus were recommended for selection including the
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$825,000 max -- when we started this conversation, wasn't it about $250. >> that was -- sometimes that was your portion of the subsidy or if we had other sources. it used to be 2 and now it creeped up to maximum $250,000 but that is your side and multiply that -- you leverage your dollars -- costs
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commissioner bustos? commissioner sink. singh. >> vice-chairmone jarr. please call the next item, but before you read it, i need to make
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a statement. after -- yes, that is right. so please call the item and i'll make a statement. >> the next order of business is item 5c, authorizing the issuance of new money tax allocation bonds as permitted in section 3417.7a i a and b of the california health and safety code to finance one affordable housing obligation in , et cetera.
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okay. i'm taking over. madam secretary, call the next item, you have called it already. >> through the chair, chair mondejar, i will give a brief introduction and turn the presentation over to the deputy director of finance and administration for ocii. commissioners, again, i am so pleased to bring this bond item
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before you for this first issuance for affordable housing bonds one of which was the project you approved that is in the bucket along with other important housing in the shipyard and candlestick point, as well as critically important neighborhood-serving infrastructure for the housing that we're building in transbay. so we have incredible open space and public improvement
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and so our thinking has evoltched evolved. just as a reminder, a credit is the revenue stream against which the issuer, which is ocii says we're going to work to pay back the bonds, to pay the principal, which is the amount that we borrowed and the interest, which is the debt service cost. so which the market is looking at the bonds and determining whether or not to boy them, they are looking at the strength of the credit. we have five credits, the
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first is a credit we used prior to dissolution and we pooled all of the dollars from our many project areas to create one really diverse, really strong credit against which we issued our bonds. but then along came dissolution, and dissolution changed our credit structure because the requirement that we spend and so a new credit was created and that is called the redevelopment property tax trust fund credit. we refer to as the rpptf credit. then as i mentioned before, that credit didn't -- because of the limits of dissolution, didn't allow us to do the kind of financing that we're proposing to you today.
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so ocii, reached out to the state legislature and to the governor, and we asked for this special authority to issue bonds in support of affordable housing of our enforceable obligations, we call them our enforceable affordable housing obligations. and in support of issuance of trans -- of infrastructure in transbay. we refer to this as the sb 107 credit and lastly we have two special credits you have seen before. last year when we issued the 2016 bonds in mission bay and utilized these credits and these credits are special, because the property tax increment in mission bay is pledged. which means we have promised the city, and the developer that we will use all of the property tax increment, developed or generated in that project area in furtherance of the development of that project area. and we separate that credit into the infrastructure credit, and the housing credit. so we have in summary we have five credits. we have the cross collateralized credit, which we used prior
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to dissolution. that was replaced by the rpttf credit post solution and you are new credit we're using today and mission bay north and mission bay south credit and housing credit and the reason it's important is because across the top line of the slide you can see that those were the credits that we had intended to issue against when we presented our budget to you last spring. we said that we were going to use $185 million in bond proceeds to fund affordable housing and asked for the authority to reissue bonds in the case to achieve debt savings. and to do that we planned to use sb 107 credit which was newly awarded to us.
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once we hired the financing team and we started talking about this new credit and understanding the technicalities behind it, we realized that the obligation to protect the mission bay pledge, because remember, we have that requirement? because of the pledged intentionment. increment to spends the dollars in mission bay to, spend them in mission bay that we wanted to peel out that portion of the tax [-frpbgs/]. increment >> in issuing this separate set of bonds helps us really protect those dollars, and ensure that we're implementing the pledge. so whereas we originally conceived of issuing two bonds a transbay under sb 107 and affordable housing bond, what we're now doing is we're issuing a single set of sb 107 bonds in two series. one series is 2017a, and that is
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because it's for affordable housing, which means it's a taxable bond. and one series for 2017b, which is to fund the infrastructure. and that means it has to be a tax exempt bond. so you can see in this little chart that the sb 107 credit which we had originally conceived of as fundings -- as covering all of our affordable housing bonds is now being split up slightly into the mission bay bonds, which we'll talk about later today, the box directly under the housing bond. so the mission bay portion is going into c and thes other housing bonds we're going to issue is going into 2017a and then the transbay issuance that we had originally planned in the budget goes down into 2017b. so we're basically taking the same pie presented to you in the budget and cutting the slices of pie slightly differently, but
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with the same ultimate outcome, which is providing dollars to fund affordable housing and to fund infrastructure and transbay. so what we are presenting to you specifically today with that background in mind is bond issuance of $112 million to funds affordable housing and bond issuance of $150 million to fund infrastructure in the transbay. the affordable housing bond as i said before is a taxable bond and we're estimating about an 8% total interest cost for those bonds. currently we're looking at about 5.8% interest rates, but there has been a lot of market volatility since early november. so we have given ourselves a wide margin to ensure that we can still meet our project fund needs depending on which way the markets go over the next few weeks? we
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won't be able to issue until spring, and that is four or five months away. a lot can happen in those 4-5 months particularly with the new administration coming in in january. so wasn't to -- we want to make sure that we have the room to meet our significant project fund needs. the second bond we're presenting is 2017b. that is $50 million of tax-exempt bond to fund infrastructure in the transbay and there we're looking at a slightly lower interest rate of 7%. a total consider cost of the 7% in the market right now we're seeing about 5% interest rate. as a reminder, tax-exempt bonds have a lower interest rate than taxable bonds because the holders of the bonds get the tax benefits of the tax-exempt bond. going into a little more detail about 2017a, there is a list on
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the right of the projects we intend to fund with the proceeds. it's about 536 units, all of which are in hunters point and candlestick point and of course as our housing program evolves, these numbers might change, but in this moment, about we're looking at where our funding needs are and the number of affordable units we can fund, this is what we're seeing. if you -- to talk in a little bit more detail about 2017b, those proceeds will be used to fund improvements of the folsom streetscape, the transbay park, essex park and underramp park and it's the first of many issuances that will be coming before you to fully fund the project. but we anticipate that these dollars will get us through the remainder of '16-17 and '17-18.
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our financing team you have met many of the members before in prior commission actions you approved. psm as the financial advisor and kit hara as the co-advisor and [speaker not understood] and in a third prior commission action you have approved urban analytics as the fiscal consultant and we'll hear more about that later today about we talk about resolution 55-2016. and today for the first time you will be meeting our proposed underwriters, who have steeple, as the senior managing underwriter and back strom and stenson, an lbe as our co-managers. all these of these underwriters were selected through a competitive process that was run by our
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financial advisor in participation with the city's office of public finance and of course our finance team. and all three underwriters have provided excellent service to us in the past. so next steps pending your approval today, we'll be presenting the two bond issuances to the oversight board next week december [#12*-7b8/]. 12th and depending the oversight board's approval we'll send to the department of finance for their approval. pending their approval, we'll return to you with a second set of documents, our official statement, which is the document that we use to describe the issuance to the financial public to our potential buyers of the bonds. and pending that approval, we hope to issue in february and close in march. so if you have any
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questions, i'd be happy to answer them. >> thank you. before we take commissioner questions, are there any speaker cards? >> yes, i have one speaker card, oscar james. >> excuse me, oscar james again. i asked for this commission to approve this particular package, but i do have some concerns with some of these firms. not troubling things, but can you kind of get them to do some scholarships or some training programs for places, like college track? who teaches or prepare our young people to go to college and what have you? some may want to be in the
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financing business and what have you, to do some of the summer jobs, training for summer jobs and things like that? where we can train different people in our community, young people in our community to advance their expectations, their minds, or what have you? a lot of these firms we have dealt with before, and they were successful and they completed and did what the commission wanted them to do. but i think it's time for us to start looking at our young people and bringing young people in, especially in the third-world neighborhoods like bayview-hunters point, or mission, soma. to get them some of that training and a lot of young people want to get into financing and don't know how to get into financing and other things. another thing we like, as i was saying before, we had started programs with the model cities.
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we had 21 programs in bayview-hunters point and 21 programs in the mission and larry decarlo and some the programss we started in model cities. i was on potrero and 24th and i looked over and saw the building on the corner of potrero and the housing -- mission housing development corporation built that. we were one of the model cities that started development corporation and what are they doing now? do they have the obligation to do some of the construction and some of the things -- we need all of the programs that we started in the '70s to participate in some of these programs now. they have hire a lot of people and trained a lot of people and we need that to continue, okay? on some of the things that we did. you guys have to pick up the hammer and make sure these programs we have done in the '70s, which were very
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successful and brought them to can college and other things, to bring them -- and we used to have south park or whatever you want to call it back then -- we called it south park, running from 7th street to where south park is now. you go to south park and don't see any of the people there. it was filipinos and african-americans in south park and go down there and see how many people of those races were trained and had the opportunity to buy or do anything successful? they all had though move out and the next couple of years no mexican-americans or african-americans or chinese in the mission who have been there and we need to do something to make sure that those people stay there and the kids get educated. i am fighting to make sure that we do what we need to do for the young people, and i look at the commission, and the director, and everyone here in this audience behind me to do
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their part to make sure that these young people have the opportunities that we didn't have. thank you very much. >> thank you. are there other speaker cards? >> yes, i have ace washington. >> good afternoon commissioners, how is everybody doing? i originally came to speak on the issue and i wasn't here for the earlier one, but since we're talk ing about mission bay runs the same message and what i am going to say to these people i haven't said in last 20 years? well, most weren't here, except maybe one or two. first i want to say glad to be here, because i had to go through a medical situation the last three months, but i'm back. mission bay and all of these other developments that this agency and the rest of the city is working
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with has to adhere to something that i have been involved with since its inception and that was with the newsom migration and is it something that was been swept or the rug or neglected. i am back and my doctor said you can cannot do the micromanage, because i used to do 20 things, but i look at migration that covers everything. it covers every department in this city and county and it's going to go up the stream to california where newsom is because i he will be the next govern or and he has celebrated
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what he did for the black african-american. i am the czar -- self-appointed if you want to call it that. anyway, get back to what we're here to talk about mission bay. two years ago, three years ago, i had mentioned we need to put something together. maybe because i haven't brought it forth, but jim jones, because mission bay was put together by a black man as a consultant. i don't know if you all knew about that? jim jefferson, so i think that we need that history for the younger generation to be exhibited at mission bay and not only with developers, but all the rest of them. that is something that i'm going to be working on and i will put that on the rug with migration.
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anyway, my name is ace. i'm back, and yes, i'm on the case. thank you very much. >> thank you. are there any other more speaker cards madam secretary? >> no more speaker cards. i will close public comment and go to commissioners for comments and questions. >> i have a couple of questions. >> commissioner singh. >> first of all, i want to know what the length of these bonds are? >> 2017 we anticipate to be 28 years and 2017b we anticipate to be 30 years. >> the other question i have is 2017a, $112 million. is it taxable? yes.
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>> and the other $50 million, is it tax-exempt? >> that is right. affordable housing bonds are also taxable and infrastructure bonds are always tax-exempt. >> do you happen to know how many obligation we have so far? how many billions of dollars we owe? total amount. >> multiple hundreds of millions. >> huh? >> multiple hundreds of millions. for example, you know, just last year we issued $135 million in new debt. this would be $165 million. so we're already up to $250. so our total outstanding -- are you asking what we issues total? >> yes, total. >> since the beginning of the redevelopment agency? >> at this time, after this is approved.
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>> i don't know the answer to that, but i would be happy to get back to you. >> i would say commissioner singh through the chair, approximately $100 million of debt service as part of our budget, i mean our debt service is about $100 million each year. >> that is correct and i was reminded our total outstanding portfolio is $950 million. >> and the other question i have, you said market-rate is 5%, and why we're paying 7%? >> we won't know how much we're going to pay until we actually issue in february. and there is a difference between the market-rate and the true interest cost. the true interest cost is a measurement that tells you what you are truly paying to borrow the money, because it includes financing costs. so you have to pay both the
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debt service, that you paid to borrow the money and you also have to pay for the financing costs of all of the services and staff time required to issue the bonds. so the true interest costs will always be higher than the market-rate. also, currently over the last -- for the last few years we have been in a very, very low interest rate environment. arguably the lowest that any of us have seen in our lifetimes, and we're about to go through a massive political shift at the federal-level, which has already caused a lot of movement in the market. and there is is a lot of uncertainty about what is going to happen after january 20th. so to use a lower interest rate we could end up way project fund too small and can't meet our
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funding needs. so we have given this in the resolutions before you you are approving and a not-to-exceed amount and if the market moves and we won't cross this back because if be cross the bar, we won't be able to issue. to have this buffer will give us a wide barrier in which we can work, because the market is so unstable right now. >> okay. thank you. >> wow. any other questions? from my fellow commissioners? comments? okay. so i do have just one clarifying question. so if you are not able to issue you are going to come back and let us
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know? >> we would have to then revise our resolutions with a higher not to exceed true market interest rate and we would return to the commission for a revised approval. we would go back to the oversight board for revised approval about and back to the department of finance for revised approval. i want to emphasize this interest rate was selected in very close consultation with our financial advisor, who is an expert -- psm i believe is the largest financial advisor in the country and issuing with issuers nationwide. so they are constantly watching interest rates, and constantly thinking about what is going to be happening over the next few months? in addition, our underwriter steeple stenson and back strom are experts in their field and we have
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worked very closely with them. it's their job to watch the market daily and we're depending on their well-founded expertise to set that number. and we have set it at a level that we believe is appropriate. so that we will not have to come back to you in february. >> okay. very promising. so i need a motion to approve this resolution. >> i move that. >> moved by commissioner bustos and seconded by commissioner singh, madam secretary please take the roll. >> commissioner pimentel? >> yes. >> commissioner bustos. >> yes. >> commissioner singh. >> yes. >> vice-chair mondejar. >> yes. >> vice-chair, the vote is 4 ayes and one recusal. [ gavel ] >>
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>> good job. >> thank you. >> so our madam chair is going to return. >> the next order of business is agenda items 5d and e related to bonds will be heard together, but acted on separately. 5d, authorizing the issuance of new money and refunding tax allocation bonds in an aggregate principal amount not to skeet $55 million. approving and directing the execution of an indenture of trust, a bond purchase contract, and redemption agreements and approving other related documents and actions. mission bay north and mission bay south affordable housing obligations. discussion and action. resolution no. 54-2016. and 5e, authorizing a first
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amendment to the personal services contract with urban analytics a california limited liability company for fiscal consultant services to increase the contract amount by $27,500 for an aggregate amount not to exceed $197,500 to facilitate bond issuances, discussion and action, resolution no. 55-2016. madam director. >> thank you, madam secretary and thank you again to the members of the public for your continued participation. commissioners, this next set of actions are again critically important to implementing your work program that was approved not just by you, but the board of supervisors and mayor as part of your budget so we can move forward with our affordable housing program in mission bay. very exciting. the first new bond issuance in mission bay for affordable housing. since dissolution. and a series of consultant
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contracts, the amend with urban analytics to do the necessary due diligence to move forward with this issuance. again, i would like to invite deputy director of finance and administration to walk you through this miss bay bond issuance for housing, as well as refunding. >> thank you, executive director bohee and commissioners, i'm the deputy director of finance and administration. today we are here to dive into a little greater detail on the bonds that you authorized in the '15-16 budget, as well as amend one of the contractss for a member of the financing team that is critically important to issuing the bonds that you approved in fiscal year 15-16 budget. before you particularly you have two resolutions. of the first resolution is 54-2016, which authorizes the issuance of 2017c, which is mission bay
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housing bond. and resolution 55-2016, which authorizing a first amendment to our existing contract to urban analyticks who are our fiscal consultant . so resolution 54-2016 is the resolution that authorizes ocii to issue 2017c, the mission bay housing bonds which will be utilized to fund housing just in mission bay. so we're taking pledged property tax increment that is generated in mission bay and using it solely to fund affordable housing projects that are going to be built in mission bay. that is a requirement of our tax allocation agreement, which is a part of our overall agreement with the mission bay developer. in particular, you'll be taking four
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specific actions, if you approve this resolution. firstly, you'll be authorizing ocii to issue $55 million in mission bay housing bonds, and those bonds will two things. firstly, they will fund affordable housing in mission bay and secondly, they will refund a number of outstanding mission bay housing bonds at lower debt service costs. reducing our debt service and therefore, enabling us to issue more debt in -- we're reducing our debt service costs and then also allowing us to issue more debt in future to continue to fund affordable housing in mission bay. you'll also be approve something of the legal documents that are necessary in order to issue the bondses. first indenture of trust -- and our underwriters were selected in a competitive process, where our financial advisor issued an
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rfp. we received a number of responses, evaluated those responses with the team composed of our financial advisor, the office of public finance, which is a part of the city's controller's office. and of course, our financing team. again, i'll go into a little bit more detail later in the presentation. so some of you have already heard this, but i do want to provide a little bit of context. if you will recall in the '15-16 budget we had originally planned to issue $185 million in debt. and that debt was composed of affordable housing debt, and transbay infrastructure debt. and at that time, we thought that all of that debt would be issued under a single credit. the sb 107 credit, which was awarded to us in the fall of 2015 through legislation passed through the senate and signed by the governor september 2015, but because this credit is a new credit that we're using for the first time, after we hired
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the financing team and started to think about the technical in implications of the credit, we thought to structure the bonds in a slightly different way and i want to briefly explain that change because it becomes relevant to the financing team and to the fiscal consultant con tract. just as a reminder, a credit is the revenue stream that we promise ocii, the issuer the promises to pay back the bonds and those are the dollars that we'll use to pay the principal and debt service payments on the bonds. so we have to explain what is the source of that revenue? and the source of that revenue is of course property tax. but that property tax can be cut in a lot of different ways, and the way we cut that property tax is called "the credit." so prior to dissolution we had something calleds the cross collateralized credit that pooled all of the property tax from all of the
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different redevelopment project areas into a single pool that was very big, very diverse and very strong. post-dissolution, we do not use that credit anymore, because the requirement that we spend property tax generated in a property area -- in that project area has been lifted and all of these funds are pooled into a single pooled, called the redevelopment property tax trust fund and that is where we're spending from every time we talk about spending rpttf and spending property tax. so now post-dissolution we issue bonds against the rpttf credit, but that credit was limited because we were not able to use that credit to issue new money. and san francisco is in a very unique place of having lots of enforceable obligations that we're still required by law to implement of the of course, it's our many affordable housing could begations and our
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infrastructure in the transbay and in order to fund these important programs we worked in concert with the city. and requested a special authority to issue bonds to fund certain infrastructure. the infrastructure in transbay and to fund our affordable housing obligations. we were granted that authority in sb 107 last fall and now when we issue again through that authority, we call that the sb 107 credit. we also have two very separate and apart credits that are issued against our pledged property tax. as i'm sure you recall, in mission bay, we have signed a pledge agreement which are says that all of the property tax increment that is generated in mission bay will be utilized to either fund infrastructure or affordable housing in mission bay. and so to protect and sort of cordon off that credit and ensure that dollars generated in mission bay are spent in mission bay, we have the separate credit, the mission bay infrastructure credit for north and mission bay infrastructure
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credit for south and the mission bay housing credit, which is a pooled credit for both mission bay north and south. it was the emergence of this idea of protecting the mission bay property tax credit that led us to think a little bit differently how we would issue the bonds than we were originally thinking at the time of the budget. so i have a slide, which hopefully helps make that more clear. on the top of the slide, you see three boxes. that first row is what we conceived of our 2017 bond issuances at the time of the budget. we thought we'd be issuing a single affordable housing bond, a single bond for transbay infrastructure and then single bond to do some refunding. as i said, as we explored that idea, we realized that we really wanted to cordon off the mission bay pledged tax increment and issue a separate bond. so we could ensure that those pledged
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dollars would only be spent in mission bay. so if you look at the chart above, you can see that we have sort of peeled off a tiny piece of the pie out of what we originally thought would be the housing bonds and are now issuing this separate mission bay housing bond, which is 2017c. so it's kind of -- we originally conceived of a single pie for affordable housing. we have cut this little slice that is just for mission bay, pulled it out of the main pie, the rest of the pie is 2017a and this piece of the pie that is just for mission bay is 2017c. to go into a little greater detail about 2017c, it's an affordable housing bon. so it's taxable. but as but as i mentioned before, it's a
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'$55 million bond some proceeds funding affordable housing and allowing to us pay lower debt service costs. we're anticipating like the other taxable bond we're anticipating a total cost of 8% and we have listed projects where we anticipate using the funds. in the use of proceeds chart on the lower right, and we anticipate that the dollars will be used to fund 316 affordable units in mission bay north and south. in turning to the financing team, the financing team is composed of a number of members, which of whom play a specific and unique role requiring special knowledge. you have approved the selection of psm will be our financial
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advisor, assisted by kita hara as a co-financial advisor, john hall is the bond counsel and the other is the disclosure counsel and approved that in a prior action as well. to highlight in that approve the disclosure counsel, alexis chou will be working on 2017d, which is a separate refunding financing that will be coming back for commission approval in the spring. however, alexis will be participating in the issuance of 2017a, b, and c as we discussed this new sb 107 credit -- he'll be participating in those discussions and compensated on an hourly basis so he can become immersed in the knowledge
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and to assist us for future issuances for those bonds against the sb 107 credit. we have a financial consultant whose contract we'll be discussing in just a moment. the role of financial consultant is to look at property tax increment, and produce what is called an fiscal consultant's report fcr. that report looks at the revenue and tells us what -- how many dollars we can anticipate being generated in each real development project and has in-depth knowledge of property tax rolls and what challenges to the property tax rolls are being made? and that fiscal consultant's report becomes part of the official statement. the official statement is our communication out to the financial markets about the bond that we're issuesing and the financial structure and the underlying credit underneath it. the fiscal consultant also issues -- does the work for our annual disclosure reports required by the
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sec. and the fiscal consultant for this issuance 2017c is urban analysticss analytics. we had a very productive and successful relationship and we have worked with piper in the past. and we look forward to working with them again. so our next steps are pending your approval of 2017c, and the accompanying resolution. we will present this same information to the oversight board next week on december 12th. pending their approval, we will send all of this information to the department of finance, and request their approval to issue the bonds. pending their approval we'll come back to you with the
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official statement for your review, and approval. and pending that approval, we'll issue the bonds in february and hope to close in march. so again, because you have a number of resolutions before you today, the action that we're asking to you take now is for resolution 54-2016, which would approve the 2017c bonds, which are to fund affordable housing in mission bay, and to refund existing mission bay housing debt to achieve debt service savings. so we have another resolution that we'd like to ask to you consider at the same time. this is resolution 55-2016. and this resolution is the first amendment to our existing fiscal consultant contract. as i mentioned before, the fiscal consultant's provides a number of reports required for the issuance of bondss and he works on
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annual disclosure reports for the sec once those bonds are issued. and what we'd like to do today is amend the existing contract to add a scope of service to provide fiscal consultant report and this annual disclosure for 2017a, which are the bonds to fund affordable housing, 2017b, which are the bonds to fund infrastructure in transbay, 2017c, which are the bonds to fund affordable housing in mission bay and 2017d, which is a refunding bond that we'll be bringing before you in the spring. this additional scope of service would require an increase of the contract not-to-exceed amount by $27,500, bringing the total value of the contract to $197,500. as i said before, the additional scope of service is the fiscal consultant's reports for the bonds that we have discussed here today, as well as the refunding bond that you'll see later this spring
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and sec-mandated disclosure reports for those same bonds. the original term of the contract went through 2018, which is the same -- which would remain unchanged. all of these bonds will be issued in the next 6-9 months and we originally conceived of the fiscal consultant doing the annual disclosure reports for three years, which would bring us to a term of december 2018, which remains unchanged. so we would like to recommend approval of this resolution. so that the fiscal consultant can perform this important work in support of issuance of bonds to fund affordable housing, infrastructure in transbay and reduce debt service. that is it. if you have any questions, i'd be happy to answer. >> thank you. speaker cards? >> yes, i have oscar james. >> mr. james takes a pass.
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>> okay, no other cards. >> no other cards. oh, >> i was just thinking what i want to say in three minutes as regards to all of these plans, new plans that has been set forth that you commissioners as a rule just okayb [ inaudible ] i was just going back to memory lane sitting there. i'm 62 years old now and i thought about all of the great leaders that were before me and when i came on, most of them are gone. there are only very few of us left. so i have to get straight to the chase. i have to implement some things that i've been seeing over the years. i see mr. gamble back there -- see? what the city and county does, people that have been with city government, they go and work with the developers. so therefore, let me just
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tell you the plan that i have with migration is community reform. it is much-needed now because of this administration that is coming in january. i hear your presenters talking about the administration but what in the hell about us? i'm also like trump says, what do we have to lose? i'm also saying with them, do something for us. here you have -- decade after decade of redevelopment, done changed the name with lawyers and consultants and all of these niceties used against the community. so we need -- remember to implement community reform. flip-flop and drop it and everything that you did in past has to be reorganized. you guys have been talking about millions of dollars going for this and goes for that, but what about the community? not to say what you have already done to the black community in
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the fillmore and now the rest of city has seen what we have seen in this city for over 50 years through redevelopment, renewal, we call it negro removal. and i hoping that i'm bringing my point across -- i think i mellowed out a little bit about going to the doctor and having surgery. i'm able to deliver my message in a way that it could be received. but the deal is outmigration from this administration from room 200 and filtered down to the city department heads. therefore, these developers are oh, there is a new situation in the city? we have to adhere to whatever things that are going on with the migration and it ain't going to cost that much. you would rather have that than have me put together some briefs and sue and stop everything -- because it can be done.
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it might be fun. but the real issue is here we as blacks are in a state of emergency here in the city of san francisco. >> thank you. no other cards? >> no cards. >> does any member of the commission have questions? comments? commissioner singh. >> i just want to know, our financing team, i know a couple of people actually. i know mr. bob gamble -- [inaudible] >> sure, of course. if we could have our financial advisors from pfm stand up. this is bob gamble.
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gary kita hara and also from from joe's team and erica was not able to come today, but i believe she sent -- did somebody from crowells bartling here? i'm sorry. so you met erica many, many times before. we have from stehle john and from blalock -- thank you. from hyper, we have cara, i'm, katy costner and then we have loni oatum and backstrom, we have do so
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many conference calls, it's like disembodied voices from the phone. if i see them in the hall i probably would not recognize them. does that provide some context? >> thank you so much. >> you are welcome. >> any questions? no? i don't have any questions. i think it's a pretty well-stated proposal. there are two different items. yes? >> i move it. >> we have two separate items and i think we can take them each separately because they are distinct actions. so commissioner singh has made a motion for agenda item 5d. the issuance of new money, and refunding tax allocation bonds. is there a second? >> second. >> commissioner pimentel
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has seconded. please call the roll on 5d. >> commissioner members please announce your scrot when i call your name p commissioner pimentel. >> yes. >> commissioner bustos? >> yes. >> -- roll call . madame chair the vote is five ayes. >> it is adopted. with the commission's permission, we can have the same motion and second for 5e, commisioner singh moved it and commissioner pimentel seconding. (roll call) madam chair, the vote is five ayes. >> 5e. the amendment to the personal services contract is approved as well. thank you. please call the next item. >> next order of business is item 6, public comment on non-agenda items. madam chair. >> do we have speaker cards?
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>> yes, oscar jams. james. >> mr. james. >> good afternoon again, commissioners. first of all, happy belated thanksgiving. >> thank you, same to you. >> we were able to not surpass in bustos' group, but we were able to serve 480 people that were homeless with no place to go thanksgiving day and hopefully we can do better next year with commissioner bustos's group -- we're on your tail. the other thing that i would like to say, you know, and i brought it up earlier, we have a lot of
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programs that came out of model cities. and you know, i look in this audience, and i committed myself to trying to work with my community, and the city to try to make things better. i don't know if i have or i haven't, but i'm trying. but when we were model cities each program that we had, we made sure a representative from each one of those programs came to our commission meetings. i don't know if you guys can do that, but it would be nice to have people who you funded, who is going to be requesting funds to at least send one person to find out what is happening within this commission and the city as a whole? because we need input. i don't know how we're going really get people to start coming to these commission meetings burke they are important. you know, ace and myself, which it was a lot of people before
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that use d to come to the commission meets and when i came, nobody of this color was on this commission -- desks were turned over to get people who were being represented to participate as commissioners and things like that. now we have this, we have the people who care and we had people to me that are more caring about our community than ever before. you know, for us, for you to sit up in this commission and i know a lot of this is volunteer time and we have all volunteered time. a lot of people think you are making money coming up here, but you know, you leave your jobss and things to come and to make this city
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better and the communities better. we need to make sure that young people start participating in this. i was young when i started coming to these meetings. i was i was about 25-year-olds when i started coming and you know, i think a lot of things have changed just by putting your input into things. you know, so i don't know what this commission can do -- i know we have an agenda out there now that all of the meetings that we had in the community, ocii meetings, the cac meetings and different things like that, we don't get brochures anymore that tell people that they are having these meetings. i had to ask jaman today and they have a very important meeting at the board of education and i will bring these same things up. they are having a meeting tonight and if he wasn't here, i would have never found out about this meeting.
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we need to make sure that meetings that are important to our community are being announced where we have people in our community being able to go to these meetings. you know, this to me is my job to, make sure i can come and a half voice my opinion. but it's a lot of people that need to come or should have come then we're going to have the audience like we have and you won't have anybody sitting out here, just commissioners that put their hearts into it. we need to find out how to have other people coming to the commissions. thank you very much.
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if i'm rambling, i talk from the shoulders and i try to talk from the heart and please try to understand and read in between what i'm saying to say. thank you very much. >> thank you for your comments. >> let me start by saying that i do appreciate this commission. as oscar said, i think this commission has more respect for the community, has more input -- not taking away from the prior commissioners or anything. but i have been around for over 20 years. but i have seen this one is really balanced and it shows of caringness and i'm not saying that the last commissioners were rubber-stamps, but this commission asks questions and the staff brings back the answers and that is a good thing. there is a lot of game-changes that took place. a lot of game-changes.
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myself, yourself, ace, have changed and hoping and praying that we can get the commissioners to come to the western edition. that has been my primary objective and it's not going to stop. it's due time, it's overtime. i remember coming to this commission and almost had you there until behind called and she told you she'll handle it. she has been handling it and maybe i'm definitely going to go downstairs from here to have partnership with this agency and others to do a state-of-the-art -- how can you do it? state of the filmore and yours truly ace washington is fully prepared to bring videos, tapes, and interesting subjects. now the other thing i would like to talk about is -- maybe i won't. i'll just keep it basic to
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the outmigration is going to be my campaign for the next few months, particularly since they are getting ready to change over seats in all of the city administrations is the outmigration, because that connects everything that is going on. i just wanted to stop to let you know that i do appreciate this commission. you guys are doing a wonderful job and i know you guys were just that close to the western edition and i think your cord was yanked. so i understand what is happening. you were yanked and now london has had enough time to say let's sit down with everybody and let's partnership and go over what happened in the western edition and how can we change it for the better? so our younger generations can see that wow, you commissioners are not like what they read about all the time, what redevelopment has done to urban renewal. it's a new day, new era, but
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we have no times for errors and the three things i call errors are misguided leadership and failed efforts and i am telling you is undermining the community. thank you very much. my name is ace, i'm on the case. >> thank you, mr. washington. we appreciate your participation. all of you. consistent participation, i should say. please call the next item. >> the next order of business is item 7, report of the chair, madam chair. >> i don't have a report. >> next item. >> the next order of business, item 8, report of the executive director, madam director. >> commissioners, just an announcement, on november 29th as you heard in news reports, the court of appeals upheld the lower court's decision to uphold the environmental impact report and related approvals from this commission and the
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city for the golden state warriors events center and office project. i certainly want to commend the leadership of this commission, the guidance from our mayor, and our sister agencies in that effort. i do want to applaud the efforts of our general counsel and out counsel, tina thomas and assistance from the city attorney's office, for this resounding affirmation and dismissal of the plaintiff's lawsuit. we certainly look forward to the groundbreaking and the addition this event center will have to the vibrancy of the mission bay community. >> can i ask a follow-up? any word whether the petitioners will petition the california supreme court? >> president rosales, members of the commission, the litigation team expects the mission bay alliance to file a petition for hearing
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with the supreme court. and they have until the 14th of december to do so. actually january. january 9th. they have until january 9th to file a petition in the supreme court. they have until the 14th of december to file a petition for rehearing with the court of appeal, which we don't expect, but we do expect an attempt to try to get the supreme court to take the case. but as director bohee indicated the project is moving forward, and we expect that permits and other activities to continue early next year. so that we can begin the project. >> okay. [ inaudible ] >> no, no, no. they have until january -- beginning the january, the mission
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bay alliance, to file a request toed to the supreme court to take the case. we expect that they will ask the supreme court to review the matter. we don't believe there are any grounds for the supreme court to take the case andment the supreme court has basically a couple of months and if in the unlikely event they were to take the case, it would be many more months' of litigation. >> the project moves forward in the meantime? >> yes. >> okay. next item, please. >> the next order of business is item 9, commissioners' questions and matters. administrate chair. madam chair. >> does any had a question or matter? commissioner pimentel.
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>> for the meeting in january, would it be possible to move the time and many community members have asked if the time can be changed from 6:00 to 8:00. >> certainply through the chair we can poll the availability of the commissioners and check the meeting available? we haven't published any notices yet for the special meeting. historically when we have been in the bayview in the southeast it has commenced at 4:00, but certainly commissioners if you have heard from folks that they would like it to start later we would be open to that to ensure community participation. >> i attended the parking lot meeting last weekend. it was heavily attended with community members, who voiced their opinions on the location of the parking lot and the impacts to the community. so i'm looking forward to hearing more of their
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opinions in the upcoming months. >> thank you. does anybody have another or any other matter or question? no? no? a christmas party, [laughter ] hint. please call the next item. >> the next order of business is item 10 closed session. there are no closed session items. the next order of business is item 11, adjournment. administrate chair. >> the meeting is adjourned at 2:59 p.m. very event [ gavel ] very efficient
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>> all right. welcome everyone to our rules committee of monday, december 12, 2016, i'm katie tang chair our clerk is derrick overview vonlz from
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sfgovtv thank you nona melkonian and charles kremenak to my left is commissioner coppel and joined by commissioner mar and to any far left is commissioner avalos like to point out supervisor avalos and mr. clerk, any announcements? >> yes. electronic devices. completed speaker cards and documents to be included should be submitted to the clerk. items acted upon today will appear on the tuesday, january 12, 2016, board of supervisors agenda unless otherwise stated. >> all right. thank you and joined by sxhafshg to let you know we have a lot before us today but commissioner cohen's has a 1:30 land use committee trying to get through that mr. richie item one. >> 9 members for the
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february 2015 to the balboa advisory committee 9 seats and 10 applicants and our last rules committee on thursday we held a hearing and heard into some of the applicants and united states of america to supervisor avalos. >> thank you yes, we heard from 4 applicant on friday and 9 names to be provided to the for our approval of the members of balboa park and reverend hope is up first. >> thank you for this opportunity reverend glenn district attorney hope represents the elderly in the area of balboa park and 80 yields myself the founder. >> working with the cayuga an
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age in placeing network of residents in that area it is a multi generational program focused on the elderly and thank you for the opportunity to thank supervisor avalos and through the support in getting the cayuga program underway wouldn't have been possible without the you. >> i'm a homeowner 2 1/2 blocks from the balboa park station for 40 years and taken public transportation for 46 years and still do i'm also the board president for the league of women voters we're connected to walk sf and to vision zero so well-informed about the things that need to happen in order to insure better the safety of pedestrians and while i have the microphone
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not exactly about the balboa park station but involved with in no new jails i urge you to vote no new jail we don't need this, please follow the recommendations of 2411 month seeking that is working hard to chart out alternatives to incarceration thank you and thank you for your desire to be on the committee i'm excited about our presence on there been important to have your voice and thank you for your service one of the projects the count i committee will be looking at the affordable housing the upper yard side that will be housing inform burglary thirty percent formally homeless families i know you've done a large record ever or of work with people in san francisco and be a great voice to center on the project.
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>> thank you. i awhile i was working in the tenderloin for 45 years we built affordable housing and rehabbed another site which is a confident location on ocean street transitional housing for single homeless women wanting to get out of evictions and prostitution i'll familiar with the homeless and a member of i you go divided opinion about housing and other matters in the neighborhoods that i'm strongly supportive of most with affordable housing thank you. >> thank you very much okay 09 questions from - go on to the next applicant is - here mr. goodman. >> good day i'm in district 11 area i was on the committee for two terms under families and
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children i think that is allowed under two i want to make sure that is understood we had on the bart representative and working hard as the cac to focus on the corridors and addressing some of the links and kefks from d-7 and d-11 to make sure the issues are addressed it is a key cac in terms of what is going on especially in the eastern area of the blood sample cac growth and efforts to look at the efforts of the people living in the communities want to make sure those are addressed and the communities are heard in the district and help to - to process for the communities involved submitted my seats for 6, 7 and 8 and 9 and looking at
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the transportation and a member of the san francisco tomorrow with the advocacy in terms of transit working or working with orientation with the west of twin peaks and helped push forward legislation that look at the students and families in the area and an item that is going through on the transportation area that will be an improvement only the ocean avenue corridor with the my velocity for the seniors and children so thank you for considering my appointment again for a position. >> is it true, mr. goodman and mr. fernandez is standing up please approach. >> good morning. i'm jesse fernandez an orientationer for the economic and environmental rights focus in the earnings and
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i myself my focus in indict r district 11 in neighborhoods district 11 and so this i've been with the organization for a year in 3 time i lead and served the community mapping process with various low income and grants and a non-nature speaker in the district ground troops for the demands and concerns around the ongoing and in coming concerns in district 11 laid act out a vision that builds on a part of lines communities announced for health and justice for multi ethic and intercoalition of generation that work in that district including 9 filipino and chinese affirmative action and other
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organizations as well as that is that organization has produced a lot of observing that has impacted the balboa park station and the upper yard 100 percent development that is tavkd to a development team to help to steer the partnership with the development team as well as the supervisor avalos office we've been attending the ongoing merging with the mta and the various stakeholders that are shepherding for the redevelopment of the pedestrian changes that will be coming in that district and bart and other stakeholders folks at the carbarn station and other stakeholders as well with the schools to really ground troops and lift the demands less
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incorporated voices in the processed and lifting up the need for truly affordable housing i've submitted any application for the cac and feel i can add expertise and a lot outgoing sight and on top of i was serving on the human right commission our proposal for this year focused a community advisory in ways in which we can augment or improve the various stakeholders and increase representation for the projects moving forward in the city the cac is a vast ranging from specific development projects to large programs and statistic
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plans so a lot of the vigilant in the equity advisory committee has the thinking and proposals around the way the formations can better serve san francisco as a whole and i think that trbtsdz greatly to the position that i've applied forfeiture any questions. >> thank you supervisor mar. >> i want to thank jesse fernandez i know i have a full plate with the alliances but to step up for planning with the justice in this area really commendable thank you for that i think you joined other organizers on the balance a great balance and last week if tiffany from the chinese progressive association they can how do you pronounce that. >> from the fac and walk sf
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and have raise your right hand glen district attorney hope with the social just to bring the base seniors and others what a green committee with our expertise i want to thank you for doing that. >> thank you very much. >> thank you supervisor cowen. >> thank you. good morning question have you ever think attend any balboa park cac meetings. >> in particular but attend other cac for the battalion reservoir and also engaged the bart commissioners that are a stakeholder in the project area. >> so how do you know you having want to be part of cac if you haven't attend meeting. >> this severs as a hub for the surrounding be neighborhoods next to persian ocean a heart of the the not kind of ongoing
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development but in the community that has impacted the livelihood of the next generation of people in the neighborhood. >> hold on a two-part question here. >> so tell me what has the cac accomplished that you 5/mile-an-hour and tell me whatnot accomplished you, you offer a critique on. >> the coordination of the projects coming in into the battalilboa - to step into thie to lend any voice and experience to the collective living to add a perspective that might not exist currently i think that seeing them so that's the first question the next question the
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things they've not be able to do the cac kind of speaks to the projects in the project area in particular, the balboa reservoir and pubically owned sites yet followed different trajectories around the conversation and so i think that is without getting into the weeds one of the contradicts i'm interested in particular 2, 3, 4 addressing thank you. >> my final question what's our thought about the geneva bart schedule to get online with 2020 i think that is around that time. >> i'll - i think that there is ample wanted to get ahead and understand how to meet the needs of folks that live here now and make the transit hub assessable to folks from the outer mission
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and mission terrace neighborhoods and so do that development in a way that will be really making in supporting transit ordered development rather than displacement those are some of my thoughts. >> thank you, thank you all right. >> thank you back to supervisor avalos i think one more applicant i don't know if she's here. >> i'm not sure if raphael our last applicant is here she's not any other people that are interested in cac for the balboa station we'll go to public comment. >> chair tilly chang having artists from the youth stage and others on the competent that is important as well as the committee organizes and social just people what a great
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committee for people that voluntarily help develop this station for the this incredibly important transit city of the city. >> commissioner mar i believe she doesn't show up but defer to supervisor avalos. >> i have two cards for public comment and their two people that spoke so i'm not sure actually intended to speak at public comment. >> i would medication we're seeking exist in a growing group not a full committee for a long-term and unfortunately, that about the balboa reservoir and transportation is a key for all of it i want to focus and with glad you talked about the
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geneva how it integrates the seattle to the southwest is key i greatly appreciate this comment and thought. >> thank you. i'm very, very excited about the group of people that are applying for the advisory committee i want to thank the folks to get them to apply we've been trying to get folks with the background of people that come at the last couple of meetings to be honest tofu to beth and everyone that is coming forward to do this important work this is a part of san francisco that is overlooked for me, the way this body can be effective if members will be really terrify and advocates for transportation, housing, pedestrian safety it is key and all that k5u9 with the advocates decisions in my recommendation is seats one through 9 i don't
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have is seat for . >> shall we close public comment on item one all right. thank you supervisor avalos. >> so we have applicant for all the seats equip the city college and our backward having people not with the background that one is still open but wanted low income and supposedly that tiffany takes this spot and two seat a anna that was not able to make it she's with the youth challenge and senior is glen district attorney hope and we have one serving on the committee and seat 6 for pedestrian bike is also with walk sf the residents asset proposing aaron goodman
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and the small business will be louis who is with the ocean avenue association and working closely with dan weaver another person that applied and the nonprofit for jesse fernandez i've worked with jesse often the cac and so h he has a lot of bay bridge the areas of the housing needs and the transportation needs which which come up in that committee that's where i'm hoping the committee can adopt and hopefully have our support. >> thank you supervisor avalos and that would be in the form of a motion. >> i can't make that motion. >> would any of the committee members last week to make the motion. >> i don't catch the numbers but move the recommendations of our district 11 supervisor avalos. >> i have those here and as a committee report for tuesday.
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>> yes. test december. >> there's no further business. >> for the full board without objection. >> all right. congratulations >> all right. we're now joined by supervisor president london breed as well and mr. clerk going to item 2. >> the hearing for one mbe member term ending to the police commission we now have madam chair one seat and 3 applicants as robert and michael have withdrawn their applications. >> thank you very much and we did hear from one of the applicant from thursday so at this time unless opening questions and comments jump to the presentation the next is john. >> good morning, supervisors supervisor president london breed and commissioner eric mar and madam chair and supervisor cowen on december 2nd, 201
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on december 2nd, 2015, mario woods two bullets ripped through his young body with it in the streets of san francisco mario died a victim of that mentally ill the following day i received a call from a young woman looking for help a young african-american was sitting next to her but were department staff stated to get on the phone the friend was on looker who watched mario woods died the friend of the member of the community as mario two fearful to come forward but angle african-american young person on their way to work captured evidence of a police killing was two faired to share the
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forgotten and offer their testimony this is the world i live in every single day i work in the same courthouses and with the police that arrest my clients i've spent a lot of time in the jail request the police integration good, bad, and ugly some of my clients are skewed of doing terrible things i'm a credible defense attorney and prepared to be inform next police commissioner our community can't wait your decision will have life and death consequences for san francisco the burden will be borne by young brown and black men the mentally ill and those struggling with substance abuse and those who struggle with justice afraid to call the
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police bus of the mandarin and chains speaking officer i've been reviewing the police work since laurel and a law clerk for the public defender's office everyday i ask did 9 police follow the law did they violate the fourth and fifth and 6 amendments we're my clients allowed to walk the streets free were their statements taken in mri if my clients were wrong i seek to hold 9 officers accountable i treat the officers that do their job with professionalism and integrity with respect i want to be clear in police reform no ups and downs we have to come together to heal what is broken as my
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friend who lost a sister to a police killing remind me we have to do that with compassionate and love our hearts must be open for change what i've discovered over the course that most police officers wake up evidence and put on the your mind and try to fulfill their duties to serve and protect the community having that desire is not right watt without 9 accountability and transparency we've let our officers done by not lagging the - the president task force on 21st century and the doj police services but we also have to acknowledge other officers that can't accept our diversity of our state officer with racism, violation
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and hatred in insurance hearts they disgrace the uniform everyday they put that on and we have to hold those officers accountable i want to give one illustration of the challenge and why this is important to center age expert in the position i recently had a client the department believed was a bad guy one officer came into the courtroom that my client shot at another person that was a person in prison after 3 years of litigation i was able to obtain 9 reports if independent witnesses that were on the screen has nothing to do with with anyone it showed that anyone else something else was the actual shooter the officers locked another young black male in a cage it took 3 years of litigation to
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get there this is hard work and requires the background and training necessary to understand the complexity of the training and practice an untrained attorney might accept the scorn testimony of a police officer if i don't do any job that are consequences people lose their freedom from the police commission is not doing their job people could a lose their lives your aide as spoken through prop d and g a new use of force we've heard from the blue ribbon panel and the task force and the doj cops report we've got a lot more work to do i want to finish with 5b9d about who i am i've called this city home for 2 two years born and
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raised in florida members of my farts family u.s. citizens were taken if in their homes put in camps in world war ii today question hear echoes my wife is an immigrant if malaysia and was raised local my sister-in-law and manual our son a named over and over mar the challenges are real and personal to me growing up i was one of the only how often of asians in all whites in florida i experienced violations and hate and bigotry i grew up in - i learned to run and hide and stand and fight won my first fistfight in second grade and not stop fighting for
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the clients and civil rights and police reform for all of us people that can't fight for themselves people like i was when i was a kid i'm here ready to fight for this city as your next proposal police commissioner. >> i don't know colleagues start off with any questions or comments. >> supervisor cowen is ready. >> pleasure to meet you how often do the attend the police commission meetings. >> not as often as i like i was there at the last police commission i watched a number 6 them from my office that's easier than coming down but i've attended others including the recent board full board and mr. johnson joint meeting and others
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so i think that - i mean, that's what makes me concerned about the candidates not just you we're in a crisis at a time and certainly i've been there and many of the people that are applying to be on the commission center not been there you in our professionalism definitely have a unique appreciative but i'm evaluating and listening to the folks that want to be is on the mrngs i'm looking for consistency, i'm looking for people that have been there from the beginning i mean yeah mario woods was shot and killed a year ago where was everyone two years ago where were you when the other quadrant homicide and a lot of things that happened and transpired so i'm going to be
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asking everyone that question not just you, sir because i attend the commission meeting i've seen you at the committee and seen you in the chamber for the joint commission hearing i appreciate 3 one of the things that was really paramount was the amount of work in terms of the number of recommendations almost 4 hundred we need to implement two hundred and 72 from the doj and the rest from the civil grand jury the other mix coming from the - blue ribbon report i'm looking for someone to support that can demonstrate a track record of fighting both in the spotlight but behind the scenes a couple of questions we want to talk about this is my
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opportunity to interview i think everyone has met with my staff i wanted to here our definition of - used as window dennis dressing into the community side and the police side. >> so i'd like to hear our definition on community policing. >> that's a great definition a hard question as noted everyone has a different definition while i hadn't been to as many commissioner meetings a two month process i've been out in the community and meeting with members of the community and people on the street level, police and social workers like jennifer from coalition on the homeless, other commissioners so i have been working hard putting in long hours to this point. >> community policing and
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everyone i've talked to has a different idea what it means is reestablishing relationships between the community and the police. >> and right now in the city their torn people don't trust the police especially in communities of color they have over policing and massive incarceration so one of the heart of the communities fabrics i actually had an interesting meeting with a young man from community developers in the bayview and talked about the policing and organizing get together with policing and barer shops for the law enforcement and community to speak honestly, openly about the pain the relationships have caused the deterioration of the relationships and the hope by 1i9d cross if one another and
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investigating people say hey, i was going to get milk why was i pulled over and having the officers are hear that that is a first with the family going through pain i think that - is one of the steps 6 community policing. >> the other - >> go ahead. >> i could gone. >> don't worry about i'll cut you off. >> it is not just about the old 1950 walking down the street and swinging a night stick we need the officers to be in the community all the communities of san francisco and we need to know that it is safe to reach out to the officers by reaching out in the offices for help we're not going to end up investigated and searched and investigated ourselves that is about the core building relationships of trust. >> in your opinion what
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engagement does the public and poa need to move forward with reform and the poa. >> and the community how do we move forward together collectively ask that possible. >> the poa needs 90 to north korea knock it off sit down at the table and realize they're not controlling the conversation not the only voice isn't room other stakeholders in the community and people in society that don't agree with their union they have a voice they're not the only voice the voice of public of our million citizens civilians i think that is an equal vote a think a million is a stronger voice but we need to work together in adapting the best practices and not get bullied and pushed around by
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commercials and public pressure and stand strong in light of that i thought appreciative of the supervisor and the commissioners at the last meeting stand up to the bullying. >> the department of justice i stated earlier made that battery of re78g9sdz on ways to improve and i see this is not so much as an indictment of the bad job but really an opportunity to grow for the department to get better in order to protect and serve those recommendations were suggestions on ways to improve our police force today feel that my of this - are there any specifics in the list of recommendations over 200 and 50 recommendations how do we prioritize which one o which one we'll implement first and which one will be secondary and i think we
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have to do what the commission has started doing that is prioritizing safety safety of the public, safety of the officers and that's why they began with the use of force they're so much room for improvement through the introduction of more than policing techniques the time and distance all the things in implemented we might not have had the dedicates recently i'll start with the court safety and adopt the policies according to it guideline and also focus on something i think that a little bit or less sexy than that the data scleks analysis which is something that the cops report identified by started did a recent study that o e pd they followed over the course of a
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year and the lessor is jennifer she did a substituted on the sfwraksz into the body cameras and then also through the written reports created database and determined indications of bias policing and what was occurring and how it was occurring that goes back to the policing and trust until we address the belief us and them not part of same community i don't think we have a chance of coming together and making progress we need to know in fact, bias policing is going on and if it is we need to address it. >> that's a good statement leads me to my next question you've probably answered - and prior to this administration
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from the mayor's office. >> of explicit bias training what are your personal philosophies on this training. >> it needs to be implemented as soon as possible i think inflicted bias no question is exists i was fortunate to go to a presentation jeff adachi from the public defender's office u.s. i'm sorry deputy and on the science is there you don't have to be one of the officers texting the horrible disgusting technologies it can be any 6 us jeff adachi himself talked to the panel about doing that the explicit bias and finding out he too as explicit bias no matter
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what kind of great relationships and great friends and this and that we have it and i think people get defense i have about it you must be a racist we need an acceptance with the explicit bias that is police officers but the consequences of the police officers explicit bias leads to wrongful use of force i want to push 3 forward if i have the opportunity. >> it is certainly going forward met with many resistance but now several officers in the bayview station and rolled out and one of the things i want you to be mindful of when it comes to explicit bias training they'll fulfill the argument it is costly and it is costing how we think our assumptions and
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checking ourselves i present the value statement we all have explicit bias and we recognize that the members of the board and department heads none without this bias that has been - created over a lifetime our adult life my question and two points i've offered two pieces of legislation on the data collection and one of the things i've also come to realize now we're moving forward in the direction of collecting the data we need a third party to analysis you've mentioned a professor and other not able professional and professors in the bayview she is one of the prominent ones want you to be the champion that will move the commission in 3 direction thus
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moving the department for the independent data analysis that will be the data and none has anything to gain but the people of san francisco when it comes to consistency in the interpretation of the data as you may know data can be interpreted i'm interested in seeing through the collection of data we're creating policies that reflect stops and serious yourselves not ignore the homophobic racism and sexiest cultivate that exists one the departments so we can continue to make that better my last and final question now is your future how do you see yourself intaks with
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office of complaints and can you elaborate on the roll with the interface with the commission and the department and let's add the district attorney's office just for future complexity to add color and context to our conversation how does that come together. >> so i think the dashgs pa has i think the community has not always felt the oak not the dpa is responsive to the community that has changed recently and heard from talking with people on the commission one of the community that have worked in the criminal justice task force and on the occ is a partner but has to be a partnership and has to be two ways there has to think
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agreement and has to be working together to address those i think that one of the really valuable things about the recent election dpa will be doing audits and reviewing the use of force every two years instead letting it go for another 20 years those are all things that - i say this with no exaggeration if we do this right we save lives we bring our community together make this city whole if we do this right. >> thank you another colleagues on the rosters supervisor mar. >> thank you for the great presentation i wanted to jump in to say thank you foretelling about your life and how you see
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the demonstration of immigrants and the phobias and the attacks on immigrant i guess my first question is as a sanctuary city how would you defend our city's policies and insure that patrol officers don't become palms of ice how will you look at that tricky position on the police commission. >> that's tricky a separation of our local and federal government and so the concern would be more instilling of a cultivate within our department not welcoming not supportive of our sanctuary city the sanctuarycy city with one of the core san francisco values i think our officers need to understand that and defend that they need to be trained in that and need to engage in the communities with our immigrants
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as though their equal to all of us no division should be no treating someone definitely by the way, they don't speak english as good or as all that will be a culture question as all the supervisors know is one of the biggest challenges with the department until we change the culture you know i don't think that he can make that form on the immigration question that is my biggest concern is allowing that national moment that feeling that exists in the world that has people walking around genuinely 23r50igd allowing that to be the effect of police and allowing all the police to make san franciscans feel as though their criminals for the immigration status. >> let me say to follow up on
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supervisor cowen's points about the semi terrific bigotry versus those like mayor ed lee that have used interference lie bad apples to those who focused on less systemic issues like the justice with the blue ribbon panel tsf appoint this but as supervisor cowen mentioned it is the strangle 40e8d of the pee pee on 3r67b9 reform how - i know explicit bias is one thing from top level top to bottom how do we crack this as our intern toney chaplin has had that position how would you as a
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police commissioner to mayor ed lee er toney chaplin 0 whoever is addressing that as a systemic and not addressing the systemic problems. >> i did a panel let me not tribute him before i get myself in trouble there's been a bad other than that of policing and everything something goes wrong oh, he's a bad apple but people will acknowledge it is usual not a bad apple by the a but a bad barrel of the culture of the department always be rogue officers but a culture within the department one of the things commissioner president commissioner president loftus
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sighting to the president 21st century policing report that said you can have the best policies in the world but culture policies need to be launched everyday that is summarizes the ideas of culture if we're not able to admit that we have those biases when systemic or explicit i think that's a problem i think we need to hold people abdominal and say that's wrong our wrong and need to come to the table and sit down and have a conversation about this kind of thinking never mit we're wrong it is always us and them that's what kept us apart i appreciate you mentioned one plead i watched her presentation she detailed not a recent problem but a
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forever problem always the problem with sfpd not that i recall we are willing to do the tough things stand up and fight and stand up to the bad apples and the bad barrel we're not going to move forward. >> my last question let me try to be succinct as i can the police commission has chinese-american and asian pacific islanders in the past from overview have on to the citizens alliance to the chinese for affirmative action and others asian-american community entering ethic conflicts that rise the demonstration at the scapegoating of people of color with the chinese and others how will you address the tensions that have arisen with the police commission and draw from your background julia sigh did it
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great job on thursday drawing from be tremendous community experience i'm wondering if you could address that. >> sure i shadow on the board of the american chinese association i'm not sure they sent a letter along the asian association coming from a non-dominant or majority culture asian background you learn to love and respect in honor and cherish the value of having other people in the community that look like you and grew up with similar experiences that come from shared cultural backgrounds and norma's this is an interesting process learning this i've been told time and again you're not chinese our innovate chinese you'll not get the seat i don't believe that i don't believe
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that we're going to say just because narrow not chinese your another asian enough i believe we work together long and hard achieved within the aligning community and defending and helping families and supporting through the bar associations and my pro bono work i think you've heard throughout this process from my backers within the chinese community of people that support me i've done the work and people are behind me i'm here and ready to represent all the communities. >> just a quick follow-up i know that professor to julia sue have identified those decades-long relationship with different organizations and individual leaders within the district attorney's office the requirement justice committee and the lawyers and others out of worked with if there were
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interactions tension between asian and asian pacific islanders for example, how would you depos relationships and how would you approach with there are decades of experience with other applicant i'm wondering how you approach the community in really tricky interethic situation that's a great point i think that is thank you for helping highlight what i think is one of my strongest suits i don't just exist between the community my clients with african-american and people that are primarily kuth i caught in the criminal justice system i work with them everyday and sit down with their families and spent a lot of time and know them in a way that only their lawyer and counsel the person that go is to them whether they're facing life in
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prison can i closed off the diverse community i think that gives me the ability to bridge the divide our speaking of but identifying that as valuable because you need someone that will sit down with all sides not just say wow, i know people in certain community over in north richard and that's my community this is a citywide suit this is not a seat for one small area i think when our making our decision do i think about who will interact and shown a record with all san francisco. >> thank you very much supervisor president london breed. >> thank you for being here today and a your presentation i appreciate my colleagues and they're great questions which
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lead o leave harder any for me to ask by two important issues i want to talk about the fact i i mean the previous commissioner was a criminal justice attorney the issue of conflict came up in decisions as a police commissioner can you talk a little bit about conflicts if you were to receive this seat. >> that was one of my first questions i talked about with victor and julie part of criminal justice staff you folks heard from previously but also run the criminal panel in san francisco the advise i've gotten he basically need to get out of san francisco and luckily my san francisco cooled is small the conflicts
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are addressed by not taking cases in the jurisdiction. >> thank you and the other question i had was specifically i'm surprised patio none brought that up your relationship with the police officers association our expression of police officers association clearly many of the gublz has to do with with the push back with that organization they sadly have been extreme you talk about balance and talk about fairness and talk about wanting to make sure we are doing everything we can to make sure that the community is safe and that officers are safe not necessarily the training that we're expecting the department to move forward in which they have the deesclation and anti bias training and everything discussed today as far as i'm concerned, use of force policies
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the fact that there is a tremendous obstacle in the way for the development is significant i need to really understand your relationship with that particular organization how do you plan to address what you see is happening with that organization pubically and how in many cases they have been an obstructionist to the department. >> i couldn't agree with you more on the last statement until we remove the obstruction to process we'll not have progress. >> that's a union for the officers and not as if we can say go away no. >> how are you going to deal with that that. >> i think that every stage of the process there needs to be conversation and we're not always going to agree when i
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understand from how the use of force the poa and others stakeholders sat down and worked through that they didn't agree on every points not perfect no perfect they got everything they wanted but a lot better the poa in i've been harsh i think that ad was disgusting that was offense and it set the wrong standards to what we need to do in the city but were they need to be sitting down at the table and be part of the progress i'm not inherently against the poa we look forward to working together to representative our city but we all need to be working together with the city
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if one side says no, i'm taking any bone and running home we have to be the parents and do the right thing when one side is not playing fair. >> all right. thank you. >> thank you very much for your answers to all those questions i think we'll probably move on to our next candidate we heard from you last week so at this time move on to bill. >> thank you, supervisors you know in 2003 justice sandra day o'connor talked about how within 25 years we would no longer need racial preferences because she assumed between 25 years racism was going to be
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gone we're halfway through that 25 year period we all knew those of us committed to civil rights knew she was wrong then and unfortunately, that we continue to live in the era today and so, yeah i don't have to be there i have an examine at the 8:30 one hundred students are sitting on approval of the minutes and needles i have the advantage of hearing the question but my students added 1:30 don't have their disadvantageous. >> i think all your questions are fair and important to address for me want to say at the time of what has been happening is it is very clear that we're in an age if police
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misbehave they set a tone and tenner for the rest felt community and give license for racist policies and actions it is happening police and immigration enforcement that is something a call to arms is actually necessary because the illnesses that have plagued this nation since clarify e slavery the mass incarceration of a new jim crow and the targeting of black men and women in violent racist policing that is since the annihilation of the thought targeting of mexican for d portion i want to thank you for considering my application over 40 years i've lived in san francisco since 1975 for over 40
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years i've worked for progressive social change i'm a law professor but i think those of you two know me know i'm more than a law professor an activist, i've been involved in popg and i was a for your own of the asian-american bar association if i thought of that i'd have asked for their endorsement i practice in chinatown and trained as a law school doing deportation for latinos and aliens i know enough mandrin and domains to get me in trouble and boards of nonprofit with the asian caucus southeast asian action center i've been
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involved in philanthropy i was on the board of the rosenberg and the asian pacific fund and currently in the california empowerment i've worked with many members of this board of supervisors and past board of supervisors and former mayors and written extensively on issues of human rights and race and, of course, immigration i've taught at again and again and straightforwardly and uc davis and chaired the asian-american studies at the davis and been commuting to san francisco i would hope that those members of the board when know my work in the asian and latino communities would voucher so for me i'll not go into the latino work but probably in the asian
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community leading the family immigration categories in the latino community and best known for bathing for the sanctuary ordinance i am here when it was originally passed and i've fought for legalization for many years and for the wrongful deportation of many criminal immigrants that have been rehabbed i've battled for legalization and helped to push sacramento governor jerry brown asked me about the trust act but written on relevant issues i left this with you supervisor cowen because i knew where you went to high school i wrote an article in 2003 actually 2001 sorry ceo's the admissions
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policy for lowell high school that disfavored african-american and latino applicants to lowell high school indicating any daughter that was going to laying outline would probably not benefit from the policies and in fact, my other daughter i talked her out of going to lowell high school and since then talked about all my cousins. >> where did they go. >> to galileo. >> so all my kids went to public schools in san francisco. >> k through 12 they all went to ucs i'm name-drop for a little bit some of my longest and old friends in the african-american
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communities are henderson and others i've reached out to she said she wrote a letter so she's written a letter i stooped asking people for letters because it is probably too late not my style to parade a group of supporters if you want that i can do that but i don't think you want that. >> i've across the bay worked with jerald the founder of the justice immigration and the founder of panning african network and two of my former stanford law students are supportive of my candidatecy and one of hillary clintons policy advisors our next meeting is
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during the campaign i edited a book for one a consultant to anna smith for the pipeline project and supervisor cowen you may or may not know adrian and virginia tailor the founders of the bayview hunters point community legal services they were students in my reblues learning class and the idea for the bayview hunters point legal program came out of a.d. doctrines paper in my class i was appointed by the state senate serves years to the california commission on the fair administration of justice where i served primarily with prosecutors and law enforcement officials and some public defenders coming up with proposals for police procedural
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practices and the death penalty i wrote a decedent in that report the main report basically said we ought to do away with the death penalty in the state don't come up with millions and millions of money to make the process for efficient my post-office box was that bans the racist impact of death penalty we should do away with the death penalty and 20 years ago attorney general janet reno 0 appointed me to the citizens advisory panel for the - i believe the commitment to the sanctuary ordinance burglary benefit from having someone the
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commission will benefit from having someone with a strong immigrant rights background in policy and practical policy experience more than a years ago i was approached by black students at the howard law school to write and comment only policing and race i've shared with all your offices the resulting 50 page article i wrote in which i talked about black lives matter and others that are working on destructive alternative to creating true policing this is about public safety for everybody the reblues method recognizes the latin changes can come before to collaboration with common goals and experiences so working with the lavish movement and latino and asian-american organizations represents a strong foundation for collective change
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i'm sure you're all familiar with the broken windows to policing that term has not been used officially in san francisco you can think damn sure the broken windows theory has been implemented in san francisco and gone awry in other major cities in the united states we can learn from on the european conference requires the signatory 4 dozens to refrain from the use of deadly forced until necessary to achieve a lawful purpose the convention necessities standard will not be met if an officer has a reasonable belief a suspect has a gun it is interesting in europe that their training for new officers asked lasts 3 years
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they - the officers in europe get 20 time more hours on conflict deesclation than the typical police training academy in the united states. >> i'm sorry say that one time. >> officers in europe get 20 times more training in terms of hours on deesclation and cambridge training than the united states i understand that san francisco gets - i looked at the report somewhere into 10 and two hours of training but more than that if coming back. >> professor thank you i'll jump in. >> go ahead. >> force you to depart from your written word why do you think that the uk is far ahead
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of you and the deesclation tactics and the european union hsa has to do with when the european union formed the nations gave you their sovereignty and one of the conditions of joining was a commitment to human right we don't have this in the united states so once they committed to uniform unifying bodies of goals and aspirations that committed them to this. >> may i ask more questions. >> if i may jump if i know that obviously you have a very well respected history of involvement. >> that's age. >> not only from the academic studies but i mean as you cited our activism that has stemmed from early on in your life can
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you claeshl on your work you do teaching and writing how will you apply tour background to the role of a commissioner and the goals he pretty much parents on the commission today. >> well supervisor understand one thing i have tenure everything i write is about things i do not actually about - usually not about - writing what i've done or others should do i did that for example, when i was the president of the immigrant rights commission the big report was based on work i've done and assembled people to testify in the community i would try to do do same thing this is about creating an atmosphere of being guardian
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rather than warrior against the community and so what i would do is work on implementing tried and true and not all the recommendations i want you to know are tried and true implemented tried and true procedures in a way that are meaningful and which hopefully the poa will buy into. >> thank you and supervisor cowen did you want to ask your question now. >> thank you so professor thank you for your time and interest in applying to be on the commission and want to acknowledge your application i believe came in after the deadline how do you handle students assignment when we come in after the deadline. >> any student i've had one of the most lenient professors ever. >> (laughter). >> and never punished anyone for
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being late i believe in forgiveness and recognize and you know what life is two short. >> life is short let's not spent a lot of time on the committee but do work maybe tells you why the application was late and i didn't know that was open to believe i know that victor would be worn in this january i assumed he would be stepping down in january. >> so you brought that it will become open in january. >> exactly. >> okay in our option remarks you did a lot of name-dropping with the african-americans i wanted to know for what reason and exactly would do you want me to takeaway. >> i was hoping honestly, i don't know of you and supervisor president london breed know i've worked with the african-american community so i was directing that to both of i think that
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everyone equip supervisor farrell everyone on the board knows me and knows the work i've done and the people i've worked with. >> i appreciate that i have to admit i was uncomfortable it felt like the identity politics and politicking on the receiving end you have actually educated my colleague supervisor katie tang and my legislative aide i'm familiar with our work in the community and we do appreciate the law review you've sent over. >> i'm sorry, i offended you. >> in the world of offense that was a blemish i wanted to flag it and share that with you supervisor. >> thank you and, of course, we you know in my role as compare i want to be
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as inclusive to as many candidates on the police commission here in san francisco and everywhere we're hence holding this for the additional complication. >> supervisor president london breed. >> so i had a few questions specifically i'm just trying to understand i understand the work that you've done and it is probably the reason why you applied for this seat and comes natural your someone involved in the issues but can you- i'm trying to take away just want to be a commissioner. >> san francisco supervisor needs to set a teen and an example for the rest of the country to respond to the urgency of what has been presented to the
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country in the last two or three years with those officer-involved shootings i agree with the implementation of one of the earlier questions that where have we been and i'm ready to roll up my sleeves and work on this issue that has to be addressed right now and kind of answering one of the earlier questions it involves having to work with perhaps difficult people in the room i've negotiated one of the courses i teach is a negotiation i've negotiated with people that could restraining order acted in bad faith with the criminal justice we'd make deals and do a press conference and pull the rug ousted from under the recommendations you do
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the best you can and forgo ahead i want to work on the issues advertised important to the country. >> and president to write about those issues and dealing with organization like the poa are two different things i i mean urban design specifically said uniform hope they buy into the proposed changes i want to understand how you as a commissioner would work to try and be a lot more grateful than what i'm hearing in our response to basically i mean, we're talking about an organization that is aggressive with not only members of the board of supervisors but aggressive how they communicated what they want to see happen and obstruct i was to move forward that could save lives i want to know what stance
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and how to deal with moving those important changes to the departments forward so we can see real change. >> they show going to i'll show good faith if they don't i'll stand up to them and come down to a vote we'll vote to implement those remedies they don't want if they're in transit not much you can do buy steel yourselves he get hate mail and death threats moment my name is in the newspaper i'll get a hate mail so. >> from students. >> not from students mostly anti immigrant folks so the implementation of your question they may become difficult to work with i found from the board patrol was difficult to work with and great board patrol
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officers and great police officer but if their union and this is indicative of the ice union they take strong political positions you can't for with them behind closed doors i've tried to negotiate with them it's difficult you forgo ahead and stand up to them what is right is right and wrong from the majority of the commission feels we've got to go forward we go forward without them. >> so the other concern i have is you know just we have clearly challenges with the way that our police department interacts with community of polar and we've got a lot more work to do we also know that what we've seen noble not only in san francisco but throughout the country is sadly there are people who lost their
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lives because of the challenges with that relationship primarily people who are a part of african-american community or latino community and we've seen that sadly here in san francisco i want to understand exactly you know you talked about our relationships with individuals but for me it is how you think and the priority not necessarily you know what kind of solutions a can you bring to the tangle to help us arrive at the conclusions to avoid this we talk about changes to the policies and things we need to do but i guess i'm trying to understand your thoughts and what kinds of policies you would push to get us to a better place to address those issues to make
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sure that we can doing everything we can to avoid the loss of lives with our department. >> listen i'm familiar with all the different proposals made i've read 24r9 cops report and the blue ribbon panel report i spoke with crews and others as well and they - it is clear there's not one proposal that as panacea i think you have to try a all to be honest if you make change i'll strike cautionary notes on the anti bias training if you read the explicit bias studies and look at the agencies that are trying them i'm happy it is implemented in san francisco it will not fix everything believe me it is
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difficult to change people's racist attitude but what it has been is discussing issues when our in that room i've helped do some of the trainings with jerry is a friend of mine at ucla and the limits of the way you implement those kinds of things when you get the officers in the room you have a chance to raise an array even if issues you may not change their minds you force them to think same as the data collection the efforts in san francisco are not worthy but the state governor jerry brown do i understand two data collection bills last year and that is it
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as procedural ploy it is a procedural mechanism to get officers to stop and think and so anytime you can slow down the process it is helpful what has been demonstrated by training after training and by police officers who pay attention and care about those things is patience is a virtue and that many, many times o shootings could have been pretend in the officers showed patience take tasers first of all, taser guns for example, that is- was promoted in the cops report i wish the tares recommendations be to be honest with you in new york tasers are authorized by certain sergeant not every sergeant not authorized by every officer and in fact, the points per capita
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in new york is lower it is a surprise so people it is much lower than san francisco and so tasers should probably only be used by a certain category of people rather than by everyone else they should only be used for example, only use a tasers when a knife welding person that is very dangerous but police who are having tasers use them with people that don't comply do use one because the person didn't move off a sidewalk and the other problem the tasers jam and when they jam the police officers reaches for his or her weapon a long way to respond supervisor i mean money to deflect our question i mean you
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try a range of different the range i try them all knowing they're not a single one will work on its own and last but not least. >> i want to ask you know oftentimes it is one thing because you're a professor and you have done research you've written about things that based our research it is one thing to write about that and another thing to have personal experience that drives you in making a decision i wanted to understand be a little bit more about the personal side as well that could help balance where a lot of this advocacy that you seem to have comes from. >> it is true the advocacies on this issue largely comes from
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the reminder since rodney king about the injustices that are visited on primarily african-american communities but also other people of color communities and on the groups it is true comes from that observation and me being passionate about the human right and civil rights every interaction equip stopping for speeding i've been the victim of home robberies they don't solve the crime but come to any house and always been good conversations and helpful so i don't have a parental vendetta against the police in that sense no, but represent clients that have problems with the police i
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represented so-called immigrants and gang members in the latino and the asian community and they i've seen some ugly things and nice things but in that sense sure but not on a personal if that's what you're asking. >> thank you supervisor mar. >> your 1:30 students are waiting for you. >> no, no i don't have to be there. >> sue gave great testimony with lots of people speaking for her what she'll bring and criminal justice have made a great case for other candidate one of the weakens you're addressing i'll make a point the law professor i think what you
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look like on paper i've known you around the 1980s when one was beaten up by the police and challenges for the community control cop watch then van and others emerged to take off but as the fifth preference and the immigrant rights movement you were our champion you were always down to earth and reaching out to people and the 2016 article from battling disrupting the race you tell the story of one of the founders of black lives matter and rodney king and rise to mario woods you tell the human stories how change happens i'll read the last part of it and ask you to
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comment as you claiming including conduct how the police commissioners and activists trying to change the system you say given did evil message that the war an crime and war on drugs and point out micro e michelle and others - we need our own wary come back to the destructive i know the reblues lawyerably you've done to others as well you say i come back to this issue of disruption disruption takes the students and social media but in the sense of reframing of up rooting and how police do their work disturbance on the street leads to the disruptive approach and list them today more than ever
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those of us in the legal community needs to look at the criminal justice how will you put into practice how you've learned over thirty years and learned so much how do you put that in practice in a hard situation that the police commission it is you'll be a number of members how will you do that. >> rebellious - it is respectfully the people you work with and i'll be working are regular everyday residents of san francisco respectfully their intelligence where they're coming from what we do to try to live their daily lives in a
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safeway and working with allies another thing for rebellious lawyering it is about looking for other allies you can bring to the table to work with and you're not skaishg me, you and your colleagues is not scaring me you're telling me the poa is difficult to work with but i'll tell you this they're more folks out there who care about this issue than we can imagine there are folks that really want and care about fair policing in non-racial manner i will beet the bushes to try to gain credibility with folks we're
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negotiating with. >> thank you. >> thank you very much so at this time we have about less than a half an hour i'll open up for public comment and i have a few speaker cards thank you for your presentation but, of course, i see - so i (calling names) no one else is here please line up by one of the walls over there. >> good afternoon supervisor tang and supervisor mar and supervisor cowen and supervisor avalos i'm sandy here to in support and make comments on behalf of julia susan i've known julie for over 14 years
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basically in relationship of the domestic violence human trafficking and elderly because abuse abuse a person as you may know is a person that works many communities. >> as a police commissioner not one commissioner that makes the difference is a collective body of a policy group that has to convince the majority of the commissioners to do a certain way i believe that julia will have the ability to work well with they are fellow commissioners and also working with a city department had that experience working with the commission and the staff of women but working with the chief and the police unions the different rank and file and listening to their issues and the community at large has a track record in doing all those
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things with as a policymaker so i encourage you to bring her name forgot to the full board tomorrow thank you. >> thank you very much interest. >> next speaker, please. >> my name is lindsey here to speak on behalf of john you can in thinking about this over the last couple of weeks in reason san francisco shouldn't lead the nation in fourthing that problem you have a very big task in front you as the commission and to think someone would can carry forward that vision i think there is two main reasons i'm supporting john one his experience his experience in the criminal justice system is
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unparalleled amongst the commitments we need to know where the rubber meets the road and real life situations in decisions and john knows that he was spent years and years and years talking about e talking all members of this community the criminal defendants and everyone that is one part and the second part is we're going to need to sell our ideas not just the police officers association but to the community i know john we volunteered as coaches for the college trial team and it is an after-school program in the bayview that helps first generations kids get into a four-year college and john was by far i say this what
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a couple of other coaches john was their favorite he understands and needs the same skills selling those ideas and bringing people on board i'm confident that if you choose john he'll be able to bridge that he's dealing with the kinds of kids you want to bring over to our side so thank you. >> thank you very much >> next speaker, please. >> board of supervisors i'm the president of the offices for justice first of all, i want to say that you personally know each of you know the officers for justice justice has been engaged in challenging work with
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the police reform within the san francisco police department that was a golden opportunity as you as supervisors to do something in our city that is not been think done to appoint a asian-american to the police commission the reason i'm here is because i believe that john is the best candidates based on his training and experience and he is going to be uniquely qualified as a commission when i spoke to him he understand reform when i spoke to him we talked for many, many, many occasions about 21st century policing what police reform will look like in san francisco his experience with the criminal justice system i think will only help to give a new view and allow our police commission to be a little bit more open-minded
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to the community the other issue we have so many facts that have been presented to us by both the blue ribbon panel and the doj we do need someone that will be committed to police reform in enhancing the relationships women and children the community i think he can do just that he is emerged in sharing that justice and farng is available to all the citizens i think trufl we want the familiarity with his experience will be an seat and look forward to working with him on social justice for people of color and citizens we serve thank you. >> thank you very much >> next speaker, please. >> morning to the rules
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committee and the clerk i'm 11 year resident and a criminal justice attorney a former - i'm here in support of john appointment to the san francisco public works he worked in the criminal court reporters and understands how how to restore instrumentalist we've served as law school students and went on as attorney john 5i9d the vulnerable residents the poor and mentally ill and people of color we worked with use of force are protests in situations where racial over tunes colored the arrests i've seen john in court and he treats his fellow
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counsel with equal respected and respected by justices for for his district john volunteered his time to instruct my students me mentored students and continued to serve the communities the community can send a message tell the people of san francisco that is taking concerns involving the use of force and mentally ill country's seriously celebrating john in the criminal courts will send this message to our city thank you. >> thank you very much. >> next speaker, please. >> hello to the members i'm here in support of john to the san francisco police commission i'm a paralegal that specialize
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in criminal defense in the bay area the president of the harvey milk club and others i'm also a member i'm sorry a resident of district 6 i first met john through a justice when i decided to take a legal position in a firm he was one of the practices advertising sharing the same office through any 5 years john was one of the biggest influenced of my life i remember one of the daily lunches he with other advertising talking about those who are accused a technical nuances of legal the imbalances of color and technically the people of color and the struggle to see your client is other than criminal john was willing and ready to provide guidance and
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legal sighted to myself and other advertising he's a well respected member of the bar association to the aging association the san francisco university of california, san francisco and been - i learned about john's love for his community many days john would take off earlier for the college and attended board meetings with organizations when most advertising go home john worked on conflicts pro bono for causes he believed in such representing political protests and rap actors and victims of domestic violence - the community has been demanding reform for years and it is unfortunate the blue ribbon panel finding had to highlight
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that i respectfully dabbed you not play politics with that that the community can't afford it with that black lives matter and thank you very much. >> thank you very much. >> next speaker, please. >> good morning, supervisors i'm david one of the co-founder of the police affordability sealed the sf police commission has not a great record after mario woods a new use of force has been voted on unanimously and not implemented because the commission has been sub servant to the poa that needs to change we need a commissioner with backbone and a push for data and on the culture issues marry san franciscans for police affordability officially supports john or hinging but john has impressed me with his
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knowledge and background and also our organization has met on numerous organizations with commissioners one by one the job is almost full-time you don't get paid it is grueling work you have a lot of people that are in our face all the time you make monies, etc. i think that john with his youthful energy is the right candidate so our organization supports either john or hinging in a perfect world love to have them both but my money is on john he's got the energy and the heart thank you. >> thank you very much. >> next speaker, please. >> thank you supervisors my name is richard the last 10 year i'm a member of the every station the chance have a community of citizens advisory i'm one of the members
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in my station a integration in chinatown so i know something about i know sue for the last 25 years she's a very friendly person right now in this city our police department is not working well with our community we not satisfied with the community policing and julia when i appoint her recommending her to the full board of supervisors when they got that job he can sit down with the commissioners working very good with the other 6 members and she can talk to the victims very good two at the same time
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and communicate with the police unions and she's a very easy to get along with and talking with so on this i urge you to recommended her to the board of supervisors and she'll become a police commissioner thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> hello, everybody my name is an mark jacobs a san francisco public defender 21 years and record of training at the office now i can talk about explicit bias training we do it regularly and people can change not just one training a lifetime it goes on and on i'm a member of the racial justice committee even though i'm a white boy i'm here for the racial justice
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committee we submitted to the board of supervisors a 10 point plan before any of the other plans cute and a lot of them have been echoed in the plans you guys have been receiving in the different groups and i started to get emotional i try cases and you guys are sitting here like a jury lineups to the issues in the city makes me sick 21 years i've been banging my head 21st years the police officers association the former drug dope man busting heads president of the poa i'm sick of that we have 3 former da's on the police commission commissioner president loftus and tipping i didn't i tried
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cases and went to the u.s. attorney's office and you're not talking about the poa you're talking about the commission itself and until the 506789 office of citizens complaints walk up i know we have a lot of politics i've lived here since 88 seen it all before in the public defender's office politics takes all we need a defense the reason why or attorney on that commission i'm serious we have lopsided law enforcement police commission. >> i'm sorry, sir we have to give 2 minutes to everyone. >> let's follow the rules. >> good afternoon i'm karen ferry building a
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member of just for mario woods and a co-sponsored of san franciscans for police affordability and served as the director of internal review and general council and staff support for but for the citizen commissions to the city moving to san francisco i continued my work helping young adult people of color launch professional criterias until one person caused me to question everything i've made my living as an bias trainer i was unaware of the deep-seated problems in the san francisco police department until i saw the video of mario woods and embarrassed since january 22nd i attend my first
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police commission meeting i'll say i attended 75 percent of the meetings so developed a strong relationship with victor wrongly and commissioner dejesus and see the characteristics we need on the police commission we need street fighters can't have people that are weak or send a letter to the police department saying you need to change we need someone that understands the games mentality when i call sfpd a gang those are the words the retired justices from the blue ribbon panel that person is john we had an extensive conversation in which we per swayed me he's the right person for the roll and what i really most respect is his deep understanding and engagement
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with low income young san franciscans of color that are disproportionately has and served by the police department i urge you to support john to fill the seat of victor wong if you want to reign in the poa offer legal insurance to police officers not independent for the poa for legal recommendation thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> good afternoon. i come here not only a san franciscan i worked in district attorney's office and do criminal defense and on the bar association in nell question endorse john the southern california is concerned with what we are politically many of the people are targeted in the 9/11 world the fact by other people but by law enforcement so that's important to us but i want to share like a
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personal story why i personally am endorsing jonas a prefer and criminal defense attorney you speak to laermd in the trenches and people with contact with the police and influenced how justice if you have a victim mistreated it focuses their ability to come forward and testify and if you have a defend balanced treated by the police they don't come forward the whole notation we as citizens have ability to supervisor our probation officer police department for that reason we ask you to consider john for that position. >> thank you very much. >> next speaker, please. >> good afternoon. my name is
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michelle i'm a public defender from the public defender's office and a resident of san francisco for the past 4 years lived in supervisor mar's district and like to say good afternoon to supervisor president london breed and supervisor tang and supervisor cowen and supervisor avalos i'm here to support john he sent a letter to every single i've known john since a lawyer in law school he was in my office and an intern and i after he left the public defender's office he continued to do criminal defense he is interesting and that's what audible see the kind of person that coagulate to the police commission he be targeted and be learned and researched and as not afraid to field our questions and speak with the communities i don't realize all the things that john does when
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he's doing the hunters point the mock trial program the kind of person that has had relationship not just as an asian man but with the people of color and which he'll speak on behalf of who on the other candidates witness a shooting and knows who will i talk to they'll pick up the phone and call john help me and help any community when you look at a candidate and look at it their resume and submit who is qualified for the job regardless of how great people are i've been in the community for over 20 years i know professor lang is an amazing advocate and julia is part of a community i've known them them over 20 years when you look at their job applications no matter
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how wonderful you're not third-world country and no disrespect to say. >> an individual didn't mean i dislike you but you're not fit for the job i - i know my time is up look at the job qualifications and when you endorse someone say you are - >> thank you thank you very much. >> next speaker, please. >> good afternoon sorry. >> as you may know it is really hard for me to talk about that issue but, yes owe show up the position is really important for the voicesless i met john through a friend two months ago who's mother was in care in a facility in the bayview a mother living with dementia
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without full capacity to speak her voice and in a conflict in the care facility the police department was called and they showed up and did some not optimal things this individual ended up 5150ed sent to san francisco general what in the world were you thinking sfpd why do you 5150 to citizen 19 with dementia she didn't need to be 5150 john - eave known john for three weeks and many of you for much longer than that as in the mentally ill on the crisis intervention training and the
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team john has the heart and the for it is the duty to advance the reforms that ground level have been working for the fact i'm speaking 20u today an indication how hunger this community is for substantial change he respect and admire the qualifications of the other candidates but here to affirm to every single that john is the best candidate for the roll the time thank you for your time. >> thank you very much. >> next speaker, please. >> my name is jackie a co-sponsored for the police affordability and here to speak in support of john right now san franciscans for police accountable is one of the
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community-based organizations that needs to be shareholders and be considered as part of the groups in the community that the police commission consultants with i building that john will be more than inclusive than the present members of the police commission have been and additionally more senior members of the police commission would not be able to categorical and roll over someone with john's credentials so all of those and many more that have been mentioned i'm in strong support of john do the right thing and vote for him. >> thank you very much. >> next speaker, please. >> and if anyone else wants to speak during public comment feel
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free to line up. >> thank you good afternoon supervising i'm barbara a police accountability consultant a 15 year veteran worked at occ a san franciscan native we want to underscore hour important that seat is the commission is charged with 0 overseeing the governance of the police commission and the oovment it is imperative you appoint the strongest candidate to the point the commission suffers if the complaints the lack of leadership on the commission was in the long termination of greg suhr who's tenure failure to hold officers accountable for
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misconduct tenure marked by horrible police shootings and racism evidenced by text messaging those are the neglect of the office of citizens complaints to bring this to police commission now with the detailed non-transparent payroll derailed of an appointment of a new police chief the out arraign - to the police commission association this appointment of a force fulfill influential leader to the commission is more important than ever we've heard to impressive candidates for this position bill and john their experience is great but you need to appoint the most
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forceful i believe this is john thank you for your time. >> thank you very much any public comment on this item seeing none, public comment is closed. >> supervisor mar. >> we have an incredibly tough decision colleagues i'd like to start off by saying i'm going i move we support bill for the vacant seat number 2 on the police commission i wish we had 3 seats to appoint i know as some said needs to be much more of that passion that john recommended on the police commission but the reason for any support for bill are spectacular to what i mentioned the fraud long time oversee to being one of the most approachable mentor to one of the immigrant rights community right now is a sanctuary city
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infrastructure attack on the nation wide level his awareness eased involvement not only with immigrant community but african-americans and long term representatives with so many in all community is needed right now i think that john's work is commendable but what is lacking there is the deep relationships that even juicy sue brought up with the china's and asian pacific islanders but the immigrant communities women's and others i think that bill and michelle mentioned who is the most fit i believe bill is so i disagreeable with any friend of mine tiger and think that bill has the ability to have a broad overview on the notch and educated many of the leaders from moifshg alexander
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and he started off with hi. i think he has the overview but will help with the systemic review i urge the support for bill i wish we had 3 seats important police commission. >> thank you, supervisor breed i'm sorry supervisor avalos a thank you. i wasn't able to sit in with susans presentation he talked with bill over the weekend and john as well and mostly today, i was listening actually was very i'm not sure what to do i told two candidates
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i was supporting them not the best way to communicate to one of them about my position and i came in thinking that the best candidate was potentially going to be bill >> and i knowing bill from the human rights work and his work in decades in academics but looking at how the institutions served them and from a perspective of working with the institutions to help to make changes in them and but i actually i thought that was really important that we do have someone that is more familiar with the chinese community part of asian community but as he i was listening to john, i feel he was the kwlths respond that has very, very strong relationships
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with community groups and someone that has a background in how our justice system works from the - has the ability to know how the system of law enforcement works from the policing point of view and that to me hands on everyday experienced is what i think will be critical as we're trying to make reform happen or transformation within the police department so i'm not a voting member of the community at this moment i'll voting tomorrow but would be supportive of john and if it turns out the board is not supporting john which i hope he can i would support bill in that case. >> thank you for your comments supervisor avalos supervisor breed. >> thank you. i want it thank
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all the candidates who came out today, i know that julia didn't have a chance to speak but here last week and you know it is really interesting because when we make those important commission appointments there is definitely a lot of people who have their relationships and have their favorites and have you know what they believe should happen in these particular moments but ultimately the decision rests in our hands this is an important seat and commission and an important time i want a really good commissioner i have relationships with, of course, but you know i'd encourage another candidate i thought would be a great candidate but was somewhat
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discouraged when we met with one of the board members i was told he wouldn't have a shot at the seat i thought he would bring a lot to the table i understand you know under a desire to that is equally important to make sure that the person that we have in the seat is someone who is of substance which all the candidates are they bring a different perspective i was looking at for with this particular commission is someone who understood exactly what was really going on not just in theory but you know just from experience you know, i think the thing i try to talk about is all the
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things around policing and the challenges and issues i mean, the gentleman who said he had been a public defender's office for over 28 years those are my bosses and cousins heads was bufrtdz and killed by the sfpd and sadly epic those conversations come up time after time and i feel the conversations has mislead in a way i never thought possible what is so sad you live your life thinking that is normal and what it's all about and president to create change i'm excited about what the future holds with so many other people that are expressing interests in the changes we can talk about
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that all day that is as important to make sure that our actions reflect the need for change and the need for what is to come i've heard again tremendous things about all the candidates and i don't know john very well but he has impressed me and it wasn't just about the people that came in here and spoke about what he had to say what that plans to do and also the faculty is criminal offense attorney you know the cases the families, the people can and going up against the da and the police department to defend people sometimes are innocent and sometimes guest guilty know a few folks who didn't
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commitment the crime i think having if familiarity of what that entails is really missing on the police commission and so i think that from my perspective as impressed impressive of a resume as john has as impressive of a resume and career as julia in the city i think that of all the candidates john stand out the most to me and i think that he is exactly what we need on this police commission spectacular reasons i want to support him has to do with with any support for victor his criminal defense attorney experience and being in that criminal justice world and being a social justice advocate i mean those are the kinds of things we
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need to see what also i was impressed me about john was the fact that he strikes a balance he is not anti police but he is really given me the impression he's an advocate for what is right and not afraid to call anyone to the table on what they're doing right or wrong and he's done that in his work i think that it is going to be important that we make good decisions about the commission as he mentioned the different between life and death how we make decisions and change that department you know someone out there someone out there lives will be saved because who we put on the commission i believe that
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the person most cable of making the good decisions highway to steer the commission nicaragua would be john. >> i'll jump in before supervisor cowen speaks thank you to all the applicant my biggest fear was actually not enough people applying for this how much work is entails and the spotlight on the commission i'm really glad we have 3 really amazing candidates i never taken so many notes on the candidates this is such an important commission as supervisor president london breed mentioned and want to talk about any thought process you obviously all 3 are advertising very intelligent but bring different backgrounds what i did appreciate about john is that
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what everyone has said he's criminal justice background and the examination outside of work it is important we have that perspective on the police commission i did a appreciate professor i know there were questions how his academic experience translates into his role at the police commission i'll say knowing his daughters growing up that he has raised incredible activists in the community of san francisco and beyond because i have his activism i truly believe that not only just writes or teaches about those issues but actually does gave me in this work one thing up appreciate that he said was that note necessarily we don't necessarily need to agree with all the recommendations it came down we need a critical eye to whether a blue ribbon panel or the doj we need to make sure
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that all the work for san francisco and in terms of ms. sue i know you didn't get to hear her presentation a couple of things i appreciated about her background is the fact she mentioned other issues besides the use of force that are important at least to me personally referred to as a bulldog not backing down on issues one of the things that is missouri important to hear about but i know first-hand her work four domestic violence and human trafficking especially with domestic violence they mentioned that was difficult for the police department to focus on that was one of the leading causes of death in light community she fought hard to make sure we were not oh, it was a consequence in time that we have a decrease in the numbers or that we have zero in certain years we need to get to the root
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cause so they don't resurface again, i think she made that parallel argument use of force we can't take it for granted but have to deeper dive and appreciate her thoughts around language assess and all the candidates talked about united states trust language is important especially with the asian culture many others you don't speak the language you don't want to report anything to the police i've seen it with my own family as well i feel like should not be swept under we need to address that and we really need to have officers engaged in the community we have more difficult cultures to speak that confidentiality and lastly
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working with survivors and victims' families i think that is important as well i didn't hear that being talked about i know that john worked with many victims' families but that is something i do feel is important for a commissioner to have that ability to work with the different survivor of communities so this is a very difficult decision honestly, i could support all the candidates i think you're all wonderful but given just my experience with at least ms. sigh someone that i definitely want to support but honestly be okay with you know what this committee puts forward i don't know supervisor cowen apply on our thoughts. >> i'm trying to organize them thank you for the members of the public and the candidates and those at home watching
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who will watch the rebroadcast that have written the e-mails and the people that texted me stopped me in the grocery store and out to dinner with any husband it is first concerting there were few people interested in applying for this position but the level of professionalism and the deep knowledge that the candidates have had and this includes robert hirsh someone that supervisor breed mentioned was impressive we're looking for a unique set of skills and frankly i'm not entirely satisfied with all the applicant there are skill sets i'm hopeful will be developed in the
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appointed commissioner but for the time being what i'm looking for is a long term commitment not one that is is create in the last couple of months or years i'm looking for someone that has dedicated their lives to justice and fairness for everyone and someone that is really been at the table part of conversation that go going on for a very long time the level of dysfunction that is permitted to exist in the city and county of san francisco is deplorable and time for a major game change a shift in the way we've been handing our law enforcement agencies here in san francisco there was a motion on the table to support professor and unfortunately i'm not able to support that and one of the things that concern me the most is that the deadline was missed
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and i interpret that as the deadline was missed because you're not attending the commission meetings and not engaged in the conversations and this is has nothing to do with with the extend background in the legal perform i don't think that is the right background for to particular seat at that time commissioner sue is trans informative i've known her for many years and advocated with her but it is concerting to me under our own admission not attended a meeting since 2012 and i think that we again need someone that is present and awake i'll be supporting john, however, he too since recently came to attend
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some of the meetings granted he watches them on sfgovtv but i'll take him at his word but bans the presentation he has demonstrated a deep understanding not only about the law not only about justice but also a hard felt commitment to seeing justice disdonated in a fair evenhanded manner and think i'll be a person that challenges the person's but a balance when it comes to the police department. >> their advocacy on behalf of their interests there are many
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policies that do worry me professor spoke specific about tasers i'm concerned about tasers not sure where i fall on if but tasers kill as well considering the non-lethal weapon but has the ability to maim and hurt and kill people from my perspective, a policy issue skraurl in the responsible and jurisdiction of the police commission so colleagues, i hope i've shed light into my thought process who i am and who i think will serve best not to displace any of the folks that have not willed to employ again, we have other appointments coming up to be available and anyone of the applicant that expressed interest and got in far in the
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process should seriously consider politically again and want to acknowledge that john spoke of i think supervisor mar raised the question of representation with the aimentd specific to the chinese community i thought the answer that john gave is thoughtful part of asian api communities and i believely of japanese descent to present and aware of the challenges that gave me comfort i've heard from leaders i've really come to respect sandy, and commissioners about the concerns of what they want to see there's a functioning
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spent a lot of time and articulated the concerns the asian-american community that laid it heavy on any heart i think that the answer that john gave gave me more comfortable that the community will be very well recommended and open and approach able to the needs and again those are specific to what i've heard articulated in the chinese-american community with that, supervisor mar i'll not be able to support your motion today and i'll be making my motion to move forward john for consideration. >> thank you thanks for maya angelou making it seize easy /* easy i'll be willing to support supervisor
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eric mar's motion i say this not to disrespect john, i think your frankly the person i've known the least out of the 3 candidates. >> next speaker. >> but not taking away from our qualifications dwech any understanding of the professor and his background i believe that he is more of an activist than more of us know up here so i would be okay with supporting the motion that supervisor mar put forth. >> okay. let's call the vote. >> okay. >> roll call vote on supervisor mar's. >> motion by to appoint bill to seat 2 on the police commission supervisor mar supervisor cowen no supervisor tang we have 2 i's with supervisor cowen in december sent and so we'll i make a motion to send it to the full board with a
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positive recommendation. >> as a committee report than all right. thank you, everyone >> soak so supervisor cowen will proceeded to the land use committee i have a memo he can appoint supervisor avalos to our committee as a third member we're going to call up item 3. >> to appoint 6 members to the immigrant rights commissions there are 6 seats and 4 applicants. >> thank you very much so i'm not sure who is here we have 4 applicants as our clerk stated
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(calling names) you good afternoon, supervisors my name is ryan i'm 23 years old and a firefighter law student thank you all for allowing me to speak before you and hope at the conclusion of my remarks i earn your represents to the human right my determination is two-fold deals with any up bringing up and background and the times we're in now and the circumstances in which we find ourselves first to my background my parents in fled iran they
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came to the united states to pursue an education and their american dream thought my childhood wlooern from their hardships and struggles and the sacrifice to pursue their american dream he developed a respect for their american dream and because of the lessons from my parents he spent a lot of time to uplifting the american community in the capacity i was able to i'm originally from the south bay and a homework tutor to students and traveled to costa rica as an english teacher and a tutor and helped the immigrants and one of the most important things i've learned if my parents was that when they came to the college of the deep south in the they looked at different
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and they speak the language different and came from a country that took american hostages they were not subject to discrimination and an era of coverdaleness now look at 2016 our country has gun backyards r backwards this is hate and racism and people in the communities are scared immigrants are afraid and one of the most heartbreaking is one of any classrooms they was in tears i have to have a terrible conversation with my parents i told any mom and dad not to speak parcy in public when a if someone hears you, we can't control we we look like but
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control the language to protect ourselves the fact that conversation was in 2016 was are heartbreaking in hastings any campus we are were saddened what lies ahead for the future and any professors were weeping in fact no instruction we had a town hall and got up and said you know what i've learned there's hope it is a call to action for any generation to mobilize and play our parts in whatever roles and in my capacity right now as a young student and a son of immigrants the part i play in the immigrants rights commission and didn't stop with me i've motivated classmates


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